Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner

Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Late 19th - early 20th century
Shamaye people, Gabon
Wood, brass, copper
H: 51; W: 31; D: 6 cm
The Arthur and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa Collection, bequeathed by Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B00.1708
 
 

Publications:
Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English
Apter-Gabriel, Ruth (Ed.), The Arthur and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa Collection in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2005
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