Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2062
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century
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 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.

Height 38 cm
Width 25 cm
Depth 25 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 29557 | 29559 - Dealer's Number

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