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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1998.311
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Blolo Bla (Spirit Partner)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
19th-20th century
Places
Creation Place: Africa, Cote d'Ivoire
Culture
Baule
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/232340
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Iroko wood
Dimensions
41 x 7.3 x 9 cm (16 1/8 x 2 7/8 x 3 9/16 in.)
with base: 43.3 x 10 x 9 cm (17 1/16 x 3 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Provenance
Lois Orswell, Pomfret Center, CT, Bequest to the Harvard University Art Museums, 1998.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Lois Orswell Collection
Accession Year
1998
Object Number
1998.311
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Timothy Anglin Burgard, American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1994), pp. 8, 12, cat. 83

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 285 p. 359, repr. in color as fig. 6 p. 19

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Ivan Gaskell, Sara Schechner, and Sarah Anne Carter, Tangible Things: Making History through Objects, Oxford University Press (NY) (New York, 2015), pp. 30-31, repr. p. 31 as fig. 34

Exhibition History

American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/01/1994 - 12/30/1994

The Persistence of Memory: Continuity and Change in American Cultures, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/29/1995 - 05/13/2001

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/21/2002 - 02/16/2003

Tangible Things, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Cambridge, 01/24/2011 - 05/29/2011

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