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||18th century CE|
|Technique||Lost Wax Casting|
Human face with high cheek bones, deep-set eyes, eight forehead marks, and and flared nostrals. An elephant eyes, earsm tusk and truck fill the space betwwen the nostrils and mouth. Elephant tusk extends from mouth to side of cheek, tusk terminates into a human hand holding a leaf, thumb resting on side of leaf. Large crack on side top left side of head, well defined hairline, square rosettes patterns on hair, seven cresent-shaped pods surrond head, crotals surround chin.
|Credit Line||Gift of Henry Ling Roth, 1899|
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