Kpelie Initiation Society Mask

Unidentified Senufo maker

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19th century

Wood

Overall: 15 in. (38.1 cm)

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

S.972.15

Geography

Place Made: Korhogo region, Cote d'Ivoire, Western Africa, Africa

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Research Area

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

African Art: A Teaching Exhibition, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 44, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 31-December 6, 1998.

African Spring, Rotunda, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 28-May 18, 1980, in conjunction with Nigerian Splendor.

Faces of Culture: Masks from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 1991-November 1, 1993.

Images of Africa, Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, New Hamsphire, December 14, 1999-March 24, 2000.

Peoples and Cultures of Africa, Anthropology 44, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 29-December 18, 1994.

The Mask: It Covers, It Transforms, It Reveals, Wilson Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 30-Fall 1982, organized by students in Tamara Northern's museology seminar, Anthro 81.

The Ritual Context of African Art, Dartmouth College Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May-September 1975.

Works from the Continent of Africa, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-March 15, 2020.

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1985, p. 66, no. 33.

Robert Goldwater, Senufo Sculpture from West Africa, New York: The Museum of Primitive Art, 1964, no. 28.

Provenance

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

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