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African Art

Human Figure (Nkisi)

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, fiber, and unidentified substances

5 1/2 × 2 1/2 × 2 in. (13.97 × 6.35 × 5.08 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1964.76.2
Geography: 
Made in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Made in Republic of the Congo
Made in Cabinda
Made in Angola
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Kongo
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1964

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.