Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries
From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Curatorial Section: African
|Current Location||Africa Galleries - On Display|
|Provenience||Nigeria | Benin Kingdom|
|Date Made||16th century CE|
|Technique||Lost Wax Casting|
|Iconography||Standing male figure|
On a background of river leaves and stipling is a single male figure (Chief) wearing wrapper, beaded hat with feather, high collar, armlets, and anklets. He carrying a ring-shaped box - gift or offering of kola nuts. In each corner are half figures (head and torso) of Portuguese men with long hair, wearing jacket, ruffle collar, hats with feather, and holding pipe.
|Credit Line||Received from various sources, pre-1929|
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