87-7 | African Art

Sculpture - Benin Kingdom

Commemorative Head of an Oba (King), 16th century
Benin Kingdom

Brass
9 1/8 inches (23.18 cm)

Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the generosity of Donald J. and Adele C. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Robert Sutherland, and an anonymous donor; The Nelson Gallery Foundation; and the exchange of a Trust property

Geographic Origin: Africa
Nigeria

Gallery Location: L9

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