Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Policing society mask (kifwebe)
Late 19th – early 20th century
Luba-Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood and paint
H: 39; W: 28; D: 18 cm
Gift of Lawrence Gussman, Scarsdale, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, in memory of Rosaline Gussman
Accession number: B97.0015
 
 

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

Exhibition:
Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Beningson Gallery, Ruth Youth Wing, 08/04/2009 - 01/12/2009

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