Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner

Power figure (butti)
Late 19th – early 20th century
Teke people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood, organic materials, kaolin
H: 28; W: 8; D: 9 cm
Gift of Jeffrey B. Soref, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B84.0167

Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English
Shafir, Dorit, Hidden Power in African Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2014

Hidden Power in African Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Modern Art, 21/05/2014 - 17/01/2015

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