Initiation Mask

Suku people, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, Africa

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19th century

Wood, camwood powder, and kaolin

Overall: 17 x 7 3/4 x 15 in. (43.18 x 19.685 x 38.1 cm)

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

S.972.8

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Period

19th century

Object Name

Mask

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

Correspondences: African Sculpture at the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 12, 1996-March 2, 1997.

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

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

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

A Collector's Choice, William B. Jaffe Memorial Exhibition, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 8, 1972-January 7, 1973.

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

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1985, p. 72, no. 45.

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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