Colonial Figure: Man in Pith Helmet

2008.22.0006

Photo of Colonial Figure: Man in Pith Helmet

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Colonial Figure: Man in Pith Helmet   (2008.22.0006)
Classification/
Nomenclature
Communication Artifacts : Art : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Africa, West, Côte d'Ivoire
Period/Date N/A
Culture Baoule, Baule

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 24.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 7.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 5.7 cm
Weight 279 g
Measuring Remarks Width is taken from the shoulders. Depth is from the brim of the hat.
Materials Pigment--Paint, Plant--Wood, Varnish
Manufacturing Processes Painting, Lacquering, Carved
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda

Visual: 1). Philip Ravenhill, The Self and the Other: Personhood and Images among the Baule, Cote d’Ivoire (1994) 2). The Detroit Institute of Art’s new catalogue, Through African Eyes: The European in African Art since 1500 (2010) 3). Fritz Kramer, The Red Fez: Art and Spirit Possession in Africa (1993)

Bibliography

Guenneguez, Andre and Afo. Art de la Cote d’Ivoire et de Ses Voisins. Paris: L’Harmattan, n.d. P. 159-161. Ravenhill, Philip. Dreams and Reverie: Images of Otherworld Mates Among the Baule, West Africa. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996. Liking, Werewere. Statues Colons: Statuettes peintes de l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. NEA-Arhis: 1987. Philip Ravenhill, _The Self and the Other: Personhood and Images among the Baule, Cote d’Ivoire_ (1994) The Detroit Institute of Art’s new catalogue, _Through African Eyes: The European in African Art since 1500_ (2010) Fritz Kramer, _The Red Fez: Art and Spirit Possession in Africa_ (1993)

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Kieffer-Lopez Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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