Buffalo Figure Headrest

Shona people, Zambesi River area, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, Africa

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19th century

Wood

Overall: 5 7/8 in. (14.923 cm)

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

S.972.12

Geography/Culture

Africa, Southern Africa, Zimbabwe

Period

19th century

Object Name

Furniture: Headrest

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R.Taylor, Fall 2013

AAAS 11, Introduction to African Studies, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Spring 2013

Exhibition History

Evolving Perspectives: Highlights from the African Art Collection at the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2013-April 6, 2014.

Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 1985.

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. 23.

Provenance

Pitts River Museum, Farnham and Dorset, England (Webster Collection, #6851, probably William Downing Webster (1868-1913) ), collected in 1899; Evelyn Annenberg Friede Jaffe Hall (1911-2005) and William B. Jaffe (1904-1972), New York; given to present collection, 1972.

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