Power Figure: Female (Nkisi), Wood, encrustation, feathers, beads, cloth, ivory, glass, leather, Kongo peoples, Sundi group

Power Figure: Female (Nkisi)

19th–20th century
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kongo peoples, Sundi group
Wood, encrustation, feathers, beads, cloth, ivory, glass, leather
H. 10 15/16 x W. 4 x D. 13 in. (27.9 x 10.2 x 33 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
[Merton D. Simpson, New York, until 1965]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1965, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1965–1978

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, no. 414.

Thompson, Robert Farris, and Joseph Cornet. Four Moments of the Sun: Kongo Art in Two Worlds. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1981.

MacGaffey, Wyatt, and M. Harris. Astonishment and Power. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.