Art/ Collection/ Art Object


19th–20th century
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kasai River region
Leele peoples
Wood, raffia, fur, pigment
H. 20 3/16 x W. 11 x D. 8 in. (51.4 x 27.9 x 20.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Schindler, 1967
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 352
Gustave and Franyo Schindler, New York, until 1967; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1967–1978

Torday, Emil, and T.A. Joyce. "Notes Ethnographiques sur les peuples communement appeles Bakuba, ainsi que sur les peuplades apparentees, Les Bushongo." Annales du Musee Royal d'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Series 4, v\ol. 2, no. 1 (1911).

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, 441.

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