Pendant Mask


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 21167A
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 18th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy
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.

Length 17 cm
Width 11.2 cm
Credit Line Gift of Henry Ling Roth, 1899

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