Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Initiation mask
Late 19th – early 20th century
Bembe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood and polychrome pigment
H: 42; W: 29; D: 30 cm
Gift of Lawrence Gussman, Scarsdale, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Accession number: B98.0056
 
 

Publications:
Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English

Exhibition:
Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Beningson Gallery, Ruth Youth Wing, 08/04/2009 - 01/12/2009

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir