Makonde sculpture collection

Title

Makonde sculpture collection

Date

1977

Description

The Makonde Sculpture collection includes four wooden figures carved by members of the Makonde tribe in 1977. According to the donor, the artisans carved the pieces while under the influence of hashish.

Subject

Sculpture, Makonde
Art, African--20th century

Extent

4 sculptures

Table Of Contents

  1. Male bust, 14 in h, 6.5 in w, 5.25 in d
  2. Female bust, 13.5 in h, 8.5 in w, 4.5 in d
  3. Ebony stained bust with beaded earrings: 7.75 in h, 3.5 in w, 3.5 in d
  4. Ebony stained bust. 7.5 in h, 3.5 in w, 3.25 in d

Type

Collection

Date Created

1977

Access Rights

This collection is available for viewing at D. W. Reynolds Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Medium

Wood

Provenance

The collection was donated to the College by Mala Dayananda. She purchased the four sculptures in Kano State, Nigeria in 1977.

Rights Holder

Philander Smith College

Finding Aid by

L. Stacey

Accession by

L. Stacey

Accession date

2017-05-30

Accession number

10.MAKO.2017.01

Acquisition Type

Donation

Repository

D. W. Reynolds Library, Archives and Special Collections, Philander Smith College.

Storage location

ARC STORAGE 36G

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Collection

Citation

“Makonde sculpture collection,” Philander Smith College Digital Archive, accessed September 27, 2022, https://pscdigitalarchive.omeka.net/items/show/884.