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Reliquary Figure (Mbulu Nguli)

early 20th century

Wood, brass, copper, and nails

16 1/4 × 9 × 1 1/2 in. (41.28 × 22.86 × 3.81 cm)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
2014.121.1
Geography: 
Made in Gabon
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Kota
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

The Arcade Gallery, London, March 8, 1983, sales invoice 16/83
Gift of Mrs. Erika Hughes to Yale University Art Gallery in 2014

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.