Pendant Mask


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2078B
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 17th–19th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Brass
Technique Lost Wax Casting

Pendant mask of human face with three vertical marks above each eye, wearing openwork cap with rosette ornaments at top, front, and sides, crosshatch decoration on bridge of nose, flang decorated with mudfish motif and eyelets.

Height 18.3 cm
Width 12.9 cm
Depth 5.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 25789 - Dealer's Number

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