Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav

Ceremonial fertility doll
1930s
Ndebele people, South Africa
Wood, cotton, plastic, nylon, metal, glass beads, strings, human hair
H: 67; W: 24 cm
Gift of Marcia E. Burick, Northampton, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In honor of Ina Perlman, founder of Operation Hunger, South Africa, and Dr. Michael Perlman
Accession number: B07.1690
 
 

Publications:
Artists' Choices, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2010
Shafir, Dorit, Hidden Power in African Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2014

Exhibition:
Artists' Choices - Yinka Shonibare: Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 26/07/2010 - 08/01/2011
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