Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Nail fetish (muserongo)
Late 19th century
Kongo people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood, mirror (glass), metal nails
H: 72; W: 34; D: 23 cm
Gift of Renée and Howard Nelson, New York to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B03.0644

Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2006

The Beauty of Sanctity: Masterworks from Every Age, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Spring-Summer 2005

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