Male Mask

Bankim people, Tikar people, Eastern Grassfields, Cameroon, Central Africa, Africa

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Wood and raffia

Overall: 25 5/8 in. (65.088 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

999.57.30264

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon

Object Name

Mask

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 14-August 25, 1999.

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.

The Art of Cameroon, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., February 1-June 17, 1984;The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, July 28-September 9, 1984; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, October 6-November 25, 1984; Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, March 9-June 16, 1985; American Museum of Natural History, New York, July 15-October 15, 1985.

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. 13, fig. 2.

Tamara Northern, The Art of Cameroon, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1984, p. 171, fig. 104.

M. K. Wittmer, "Bamun Village Masks," in African Arts, August 1979, vol. XII, no. 4.

Provenance

Arthur Speyer (1894-1958), Berlin, Germany; sold to 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 174; A2029

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