Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bwami Maskette: Four Sets of Eyes

Date:
19th–20th century
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture:
Lega peoples
Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/4 x W. 2 1/8 x D. 1/2 in. (10.8 x 5.4 x 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Bone/Ivory-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.257
Not on view
[John J. Klejman, New York, until 1952]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York,1952, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1963–1978

Cameron, E. "Sala Mpasu Masks." African Arts vol. 22 (Fall 1988).

Ezra, Kate. "African Art at the Museum of Primitive Art: Collecting and Constructing a Continent." In Lecture. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 5, 2002.



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