Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Chieftain’s mask (pumbu ya mfumu)
Pende people, Kasai River area, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood and paint
H: 104 cm
The Arthur and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa Collection, bequeathed by Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B00.0664
 
 

Publications:
Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English
Apter-Gabriel, Ruth (Ed.), The Arthur and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa Collection in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2005

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