Prestige Calabash Stand

Bafum or Fungom kingdoms, Esu people, Western Grassfields, Cameroon, Central Africa, Africa

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19th century

Wood

Overall: 11 in. (27.94 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Partial gift of Valerie Franklin in honor of Tamara Northern and partial purchase through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund

999.57.30263

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon

Period

19th century

Object Name

Furniture

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

Expressions of Cameroon Art, The Franklin Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, California, February 1-November 15, 1986; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, June 1-September 6, 1987; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 5, 1987-January 3, 1988; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, June 6-September 4, 1988; Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan, October 3, 1988-January 8, 1989; Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California, October 7-December 31, 1989; California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, June 5, 1989-Janauary 9, 1990.

Publication History

Tamara Northern, Expressions of Cameroon Art, The Franklin Collection, Los Angeles: The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Rembrandt Press, 1986, p. 32, fig. 17.

Provenance

Harry A. Franklin (1904-1983), Los Angeles, California; to his daughter, Valerie Franklin, Los Angeles, 1983; partial gift and partial purchase to present collection, 1999.

Old Number

VF 168; A1446

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