Tetela. <em>Power Figure (Nkishi)</em>, early 20th century. Wood, fur, hide, fiber, horn, 17 in.  (43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Fernandez Arman to the Jennie Simpson Educational Collection of African Art, 72.102.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 72.102.4_bw.jpg)

Power Figure (Nkishi)


Medium: Wood, fur, hide, fiber, horn

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 17 in. (43.2 cm)



Accession Number: 72.102.4

Image: 72.102.4_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Human figure completely covered except for head. Body fully enveloped with fur, hide and bound in rope. Head has conical headdress.

Brooklyn Museum