Pair of Male and Female Ancestor Figures

Mambila people, Northern Plateau area, Cameroon, Central Africa, Africa

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19th-20th century

Wood, kaolin, and camwood powder

Overall: 14 1/2 in. (36.83 cm)

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

EL.996.25.30269

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon

Period

19th-20th century

Object Name

Figure

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. 26, fig. 9.

Provenance

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 185; A1427

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