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

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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.