Memorial Figure of a Lineage Head

Unidentified Hemba-Niembo maker

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late 19th-early 20th century

Wood

Overall: 19 7/8 × 6 1/2 × 6 5/16 in. (50.5 × 16.5 × 16 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W‘18 Fund

998.13.30366

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Period

19th century

Object Name

Figure

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

Works from the Continent of Africa, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-March 15, 2020.

Resonances of Power, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 12, 1998-February 28, 1999.

Provenance

Sotheby‘s, New York, New York, Sale 7129, lot 225, May 6, 1998; sold to present collection, 1998.

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