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 × 4 15/16 × 4 1/2 in. (30.5 × 12.5 × 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 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

Shifting Lenses: Collecting Africa at Dartmouth, 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.

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

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.

Publication History

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.

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.

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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