Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Ceremonial rain-making shoulder mask (sukwava)
Late 19th – early 20th century
Wurkun people, Benue River area, Nigeria
Wood and paint
H: 158; W: 45; D: 45 cm
Gift of the Jacques Kerchache family, Paris
Accession number: B85.0076

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

Highlights of the Collection: African and Oceanic Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Ruth Youth Wing, 08/04/2009 - 30/11/2009

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