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Power Figure (Nkishi)

mid-20th century

Wood, cloth, and duiker horn

7 × 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (17.78 × 6.35 × 6.35 cm)
Gift of Susan M. Yecies, B.A. 1971
2017.153.55
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Songye
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Susan M. Yecies, New York, to 2017; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

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.