Reliquary Figure ("Mbulu ngulu")
13 1/2 in. x 6 1/8 in. x 1 7/8 in. (34.29 cm x 15.56 cm x 4.76 cm)
Wood, brass, copper, and iron
Gift of the Christensen Fund Collection
Currently On View
Christensen Collection #40953
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Use for art produced for rituals commemorating the dead and for art produced as an individual expression of grief.
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