Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Power Figure: Male (Nkisi)

19th century
Angola or Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kongo peoples
Wood, iron, glass, terracotta, shells, cloth, fiber, pigment, seeds, beads
Height 28-1/2 in. (72.4 cm); Width 13 in. (33.03 cm)
Credit Line:
The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection, Gift of Muriel Kallis Newman, in honor of Douglas Newton, 1990
Accession Number:
Not on view
Robert Visser, Dusseldorf, Germany, until 1904; Linden-Museum, Stuttgart, Germany,1904–1957; Emil Storrer, Zurich, Switzerland, from 1957; Muriel Kallis Newman, Chicago, by 1980–1990

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

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