Bwoom Mask (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

Educational
19th-20th century
Kuba
wood, copper, cloth, glass beads, cowrie shells, seeds, fiber, string, traces of paint
Democratic Republic of Congo
Overall: 19 1/4 × 10 1/2 × 15 1/2 in. (48.9 × 26.7 × 39.4 cm)
77.13
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
Fortune, Courage, Love: Arts of Africa’s Akan and Kuba Kingdoms from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, William King Museum, Abingdon, Virginia, March 28 - July 12, 2015; Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, September 26, 2015 - January 3, 2016; Piedmont Arts, Martinsville, Virginia, January 16 - March 6, 2016

Falling in Love Again, VMFA, Philip Morris Gallery, July 1 - September 25, 1994.

Five Years of Collecting. VMFA. 25 March - 4 May 1980.

African Exhibition, Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, Va. April - May 1979.

Roy, Lucinda. Fabric: Poems. Virginia: Willow Publishing, 2017. p. 40, bw illus.

Barriault, Anne B., and Kay M. Davidson. Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007. (pp 16-19, ill. p. 19)

Woodward, Richard B. African Art: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2000. (p. 86)

Barriault, Anne. Selections Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1997) pp. 42-43, ill. p. 43 (color).

Crugar, Georga. "Enduring Legacy: The Personal Patronage of Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams," Arts in Virginia, Vol. 29, nos. 2 & 3, 1990, illus. fig. 15, p.17.

Woodward, Richard B. "African Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts," African Arts, Vol. XX, No. 2, February 1987, p. 30, color illus. p. 30.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Annual Report 1986/87.

Gallery Guide, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1982, p. 31 (illus.)
(Alan Brandt, New York); Hilbert H. DeLawter, Charlottesville, VA; [1] Purchased by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in April 1977.

[1] Purchased in 1971. See VMFA Curatorial files.
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