Initiation Society Mask (Waniougo)

Unidentified Senufo maker


20th century

Wood and pigment

Overall: 15 × 31 × 11 in. (38.1 × 78.7 × 27.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Jerome E. Wexler, Clas of 1961



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


20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

SART 65, Architecture I, Zenovia Toloudi, Spring 2015

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.

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

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


Jerome E. Wexler, Chicago; given to present collection, 1974.

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