Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 29-94-3
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 16th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy
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.

Height 47.5 cm
Width 39.5 cm
Depth 11.5 cm
Credit Line Received from various sources, pre-1929

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