Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner

Power figure (nkishi)
Late 19th – early 20th century
Songye people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood, horn, fur, metal
H: 57; W: 12; D: 14 cm
Gift of Dr and Mrs. Sidney Clyman, Scarsdale, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B83.0747
 
 

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