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
 
 

Publications:
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

Exhibition:
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