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||19th century CE|
|Materials||Copper Alloy | Brass|
|Technique||Lost Wax Casting|
Representation of the Ọba. Wearing a beaded crown with flower-shaped ornaments and two projections at the sides, beaed extension that project forward at eye level, single large bead hangs from center lower rim of crown, braids decorated with beads hang from sides and back, "V" shaped decoration beneath each eye. Wearing an (odigba) stacked beaded collar from neck to lower lip . Flang at base has in flat relief an elephant trunk ending in human hand cluching leaves, rams head, and thunderbolt on guilloche pattern.
|Outside Diameter||29 cm|
|Credit Line||Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1921|
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