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Reliquary guardian figure (bwiti)

Reliquary guardian figure (<i>bwiti</i>)

Reliquary guardian figure (bwiti)

Wood, copper-alloy sheet, wire, iron

H: 58; W: 25; D: 9 cm

Gift of Lawrence Gussman, Scarsdale, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Accession number:

B98.0053

Arts/Africa
From the Israel Museum publications:

Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English

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

Exhibitions:

Highlights of the Collection: African and Oceanic Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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