Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Protective female fertility figure (lupinga lua luimpe)
Late 19th – early 20th century
Luluwa people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
H: 26.5; W: 7 cm
Gift of Lawrence Gussman, Scarsdale, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In honor of Herbert Gussman
Accession number: B97.0012

Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English
Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006

Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/03/2005 - 17/01/2006

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