Mbumba-bwiti, Half Figure for a Reliquary

Tsogo people, Gabon, Central Africa, Africa

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early 20th century

Wood, hide, brass, cotton cloth, black and red pigment

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

Overall: 14 1/2 in. (36.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Evelyn A. and William B. Jaffe, Class of 1964H

S.967.122

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Gabon

Period

20th century

Object Name

Figure

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Allvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 25, 2009-July 2010.

African Images, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-30, 1972.

Publication History

Alexander Bortolot, Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Hood Mueum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, ill. p. 9, no. 3.

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1985, p. 72, no. 46.

Provenance

Evelyn Annenberg Friede Jaffe Hall (1911-2005) and William B. Jaffe (1904-1972), New York; given to present collection, 1967.

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