Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Helmet mask
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood, raffia, paint
H: 50 cm (without raffia)
Gift of Allan Gerdan, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B78.0927

Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006

Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/03/2005 - 17/01/2006

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir