Mfumu Kanda (Memorial Figure of a Clan Leader)

Kongo people, Yombe people, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, Africa

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19th-20th century

Wood, kaolin, glass, and brass tacks

Overall: 12 x 4 15/16 x 4 1/2 in. (30.5 x 12.5 x 11.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisition Fund

998.4.30364

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Period

19th-20th century

Object Name

Figure

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R.Taylor, Fall 2013

AAAS 11, Introduction to African Studies, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Spring 2013

Exhibition History

Evolving Perspectives: Highlights from the African Art Collection at the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2013-April 6, 2014.

Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Allvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 25, 2009-July 2010.

Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 2, 2000.

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

Publication History

Alexander Bortolot, Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Hood Mueum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, ill. p. 16, no. 10.

Barbara Thompson, "The African Collection at the Hood Museum of Art," African Arts, Volume XXXVII, No. 2, Los Angeles: African Studies Center, University of California, 2004, cover ill.

Provenance

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; sold to Arthur Granick (1913-2009), 1940; Sotheby's, New York, November 14, 1995, lot 21; private collection; L & R Entwistle and Co. Ltd.; sold to present collection, 1998.

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