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|
|Materials||Copper Alloy | Bronze|
|Technique||Lost Wax Casting|
Commemorative Head representation of the Ọba. Wearing a beaded crown with flower-shaped ornaments and two projections at the sides, beaed extension that cross over eyes, single large bead hangs from center lower rim of crown, braids decorated with beads hang from sides and back. 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.
|Credit Line||Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912|
|Other Number||29557 | 29559 - Dealer's Number|
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