Initiation Mask

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19th century

Wood, camwood powder, and kaolin

Overall: 17 × 7 3/4 × 15 in. (43.2 × 19.7 × 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

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

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..

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

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

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

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.

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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