Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Female ancestor spirit figure (likola)
Late 19th - early 20th century
Makonde people, Tanzania or Mozambique
Wood, beads, feathers, metal, paint
H: 38.5; W: 6; D: 6 cm
Gift of Sam and Betty Dubiner, Ramat Gan
Accession number: B56.02.1112
 
 

Publications:
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

Exhibition:
Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 3/1/2005 - 1/17/2006

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