Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2060A
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 17th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Bronze
Technique Lost Wax Casting
Iconography Human Head

Commemorative Head representation of the Ọba. Wearing a beaded crown with flower-shaped ornaments, single large bead hangs from center, braids decorated with beads hang from sides and back, (odigba) stacked beaded collar from neck to chin.

Height 30 cm
Width 22.3 cm
Depth 22.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 25871 - Dealer's Number

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