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Commemorative head of a defeated neighboring leader

Edo peoples, Benin Kingdom, Nigeria
late 15th–early 16th century
Artist Unidentified, African


Dimensions

Length x width: 20.3 x 15.9 cm (8 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2012.250

Medium or Technique

Copper alloy, iron

On View

Benin Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 172)

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

By 1964 until at least 1970, Jay C. Leff (d. 2000), Uniontown, PA. 2012, gift of Robert Owen Lehman to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Robert Owen Lehman Collection