Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Helmet mask (mwashamboy)
Late 19th – early 20th century
Kuba-Bushoong people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Raffia cloth, wood, glass beads, cowrie shells, copper
H: 100; W: 32 cm
Gift of Gaston de Havenon, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B79.1082

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