Alawada (Jester)

Muraina Oyelami, Nigerian, born 1940



Oil on paper

Image: 24 1/16 × 19 9/16 in. (61.1 × 49.7 cm)

Sheet: 25 1/16 × 20 9/16 in. (63.7 × 52.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund



Place Made: Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa


21st century

Object Name


Research Area



Not on view


Signed, in image, lower right, in blue ink: MAOyelami; signed, lower right, in black ink: MURAINA OYELAMI '2002; inscribed, lower left, in black ink: Alawada (Jester); inscribed, in black ink, lower center: oil on paper

Course History

SART 31, Painting II, Thomas Ferrara, Spring 2019

SART 31/SART 72, Painting II/III, Jen Caine, Winter 2022

Exhibition History

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 7-November 28, 2004.

Publication History

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. 30.


The artist (agent Nike Centre for Art & Culture, Lagos, Nigeria); sold to present collection, 2003.

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