Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner

Nail power figure (nkisi nkondi)
Late 19th century
Muserongo people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood, metal nails, glass mirror
H: 71.8; W: 34; D: 23 cm
Gift of Renée and Howard Nelson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B03.0644
 
 

Publications:
Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006
Shafir, Dorit, Hidden Power in African Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2014

Exhibition:
The Beauty of Sanctity: Masterworks from Every Age, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 29/03/2005 - 12/11/2005
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