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Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Late 19th – early 20th century
Kota people, Franceville district, Gabon
Wood, copper sheet, copper-alloy sheet and wire, iron, bone
H: 53.5; W: 27.5; D: 5 cm
Gift of Lawrence Gussman, Scarsdale, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Accession number: B98.0052
 
 

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

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