Staff (Ogo Eshu Elegba)

Unidentified Oyo-Yoruba maker

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20th century

Wood, cloth, and leather collar

Overall: 17 in. (43.2 cm)

Overall: 17 in. (43.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall

S.973.314

Geography/Culture

Africa, Western Africa, Nigeria

Period

20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Staff

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

REL 17, AAAS 83.5, African Religions of the Americas, Elizabeth Perez, Fall 2013

Exhibition History

The Ritual Context of African Art, Dartmouth College Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 1-September 1, 1975.

Recent Acquistions, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 17-27, 1974.

Point of View: Africa on Display?, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 1, 2003- February 22, 2004.

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.

Divine Inspiration: from Benin to Bahia, Photographs by Phillys Galembo, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 17-April 21, 1996.

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1985, p. 68, no. 39.

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. 21.

Provenance

Merton Simpson Gallery, New York, New York; sold to Evelyn Annenberg Friede Jaffe Hall (1911-2005), New York; given to present collection, 1973.

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