Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Protective shrine-figure
Igbo people, Nigeria
Wood, fiber, paint
H: 130; W: 25; D: 12 cm
Gift of Gaston de Havenon, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B79.1083
 
 

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

Exhibition:
Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/03/2005 - 17/01/2006, Winter-Fall 2005

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