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

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

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