Male Mask

Western Grassfields people, Cameroon, Central Africa, Africa


Wood and kaolin

Overall: 18 in. (45.72 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Lent by Valerie Franklin



Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon

Object Name




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.

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. 56, fig. 45.

Tamara Northern, The Art of Cameroon, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1984, p. 155, fig. 86.


Acquired by Harry A. Franklin (1904-1983), Los Angeles, California, date unknown; bequeathed to the Harry A. Franklin Family Collection, Los Angeles, California, 1983; lent to present collection, 1996.

Old Number

VF 178; A2024

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