Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5106
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Culture Area Edo (Africa)
Date Made 16th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Brass
Technique Lost Wax Casting
Iconography Animal | Snake Head

Snake head with open mouth revealing teeth that are bent slightly inward, decorated with crosshatching and dot surround mouth, three circles within concentric circles and base of head, same design at neck, raised almond shaped eyes, three holes at top back and around neck.

Height 11.3 cm
Length 41.5 cm
Width 28.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920

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