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Commemorative head of a king (Oba)

Edo peoples, Benin kingdom, Nigeria
late 16th century
Artist Unidentified, African


Dimensions

Height x width: 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (24.1 x 16.5 cm)

Accession Number

L-G 7.11.2012

Medium or Technique

Copper alloy, iron

On View

Benin Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 172)

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

1968, L. Hope, England; December 3, 1968, Hope and others sale, Christie’s, London, lot 76, to Alexander Martin for £ 20,000. 2012, promised gift of Robert Owen Lehman to the MFA.

Credit Line

Robert Owen Lehman Collection