Hip Ornament Representing the Head of a Benin Court Official

Edo people, Kingdom of Benin, Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa

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attributed to the early 18th century

Brass and iron

Overall: 8 in. (20.32 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through gifts from the Lathrop Fellows

999.42.33929

Geography/Culture

Africa, Western Africa, Nigeria

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Mask

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

SART 65, Architecture I, Zenovia Toloudi, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

The Beauty of the Bronze: Selections from the Hood Museum of Art, Gene Y. Kim Class of 1985 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 13, 2012-March 18, 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.

Introduction to the History of Art II, 1500 to present, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ArtH2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 24-March 14, 2004.

Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 15, 1999- August 1, 2000.

Publication History

Alexander Bortolot, Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Hood Mueum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, ill. p. 5, p. 20, no. 14.

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, ill. p. 28.

General Pitt-Rivers, Antique Works of Art from Benin, first published in London, 1900 (privately printed), reprinted by Hacker Art Books, Inc., New York, 1971, ill. p. 42, fig. 126-127.

Provenance

Collected by the British Punitive Expedition, in 1897; Pitt-River Museum, Farnham, Dorset, England; John Hewitt, England; Merton Simpson Gallery, New York; Donald Morris Gallery, Detroit, Michigan; Robert and Judith Weston, Detroit; Julian Kaplin, Toledo, Ohio; Estate of Julian Kaplin, Toledo, Ohio; Donald Morris Galery, New York and Michigan.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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