Benin Casting Technical Series


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: United Kingdom | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Title Benin Casting Technical Series
Object Number 59-36-11
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture British
Provenience United Kingdom | Benin Kingdom
Culture Area West Africa
Manufacture Location United Kingdom
Period Modern
Date Made 20th century CE
Section African
Materials Brass
Technique Lost Wax Casting

Benin Casting Technical Series - bronze mask final product; Mask removed from clay mold; cup vents and runners chiseled off. Mask-shaped hip pendant

Height 14.9 cm
Width 8.1 cm
Depth 6.3 cm
Credit Line Gift of L. R. Langton, British Museum, 1959
Other Number Afr-100K - Museum Education Number

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