Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Power Figure: Seated Female (Nkisi)

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture:
Kusu peoples
Medium:
Wood, cloth, iron, snakeskin
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/8 x W. 1 1/4 x D. 1 3/4 in. (13.7 x 3.2 x 4.5 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, and Anonymous Gifts, in memory of Vera de Vries, 1967
Accession Number:
1978.412.561
Not on view
H. Lavachery, Brussels, Belgium, until 1946 (?);[ John J. Klejman, New York, until 1967]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1967–1978

Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, 428.

Neyt, Francois. La Grande Statuaire Hemba. Louvain-La-Neuve: Institut Supérieur d'Archéologie et d'Histoire de l'Art, 1977.



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