Female Figure Seated on Stool

Unidentified Bamana (Bambara) maker


19th century

Wood and brass earring

Overall: 24 in. (61 cm)

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



Place Made: Mali, Western Africa, Africa


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Sticker, bottom of stool: IMPORTED FROM FRANCE / 3(?)581/ MAR / COUSSIS; stamp, under right leg: DOUANES / EXPOR[?] PARIS (Central); sticker: Pott [broken off] / embal / 45 Rue KIDBER (?) / Marcoussis / 156

Course History

HIST 5.1, AAAS 14, Pre-Colonial African History, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

A Collector's Choice, William B. Jaffe Memorial Exhibition, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 8-January 7, 1973.

African Art from the Permanent Collection, Barrows Windows, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 9-March 30, 1975.

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

African Negro Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, March 20-May 28, 1935 [did this work travel to the other venues?]

Arts of West and Central Africa, The Johnson Gallery, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, February 8-29, 1976.

Exposition d'Art Africain Et d'Art Oceanien, Galerie Pigalle, Paris, France, February 28-April 1, 1930.

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1985, p. 66, no. 34.

Charles Ratton, Exposition d'art Africain et d'art Oceanien, Paris: Gallerie Pigalle, 1930, plate 7.

James Johnson Sweeney, African Folktales & Sculpture, New York: Bollingen Foundation Inc. (by Pantheon Books Inc.), 1952, plate 46.

James Johnson Sweeney (curator), African Negro Art, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1935, plate 5 (as Dogon)


Louis Marcoussis (1878-1941), Paris, by 1930; Dr. Maurice Girardin (1884-1951), Paris, date acquired unknown (after 1941?); Princess Gourielli (Helena Rubinstein, 1870-1965), by 1952, Paris, by 1952; Aaron Furman Gallery, New York, date acquired unknown (after 1965?); John Friede (born 1939), New York, date acquired unknown; to his mother, Evelyn Annenberg Friede Jaffe Hall (1911-2005) and William B. Jaffe (1904-1972), New York; given to present collection, 1972.

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