Pendant of a Portuguese horseman

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


Length x width: 12.7 x 12.7 cm (5 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

L-G 7.4.2012

Medium or Technique

Copper alloy

On View

Benin Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 172)


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants


1897, removed from the Benin Royal Palace during the Punitive Expedition by Dr. J.P. Howe; by descent within his family to Captain J.S. Howe, R.E. and then to Mrs. R.M. de Pury; June 20, 1961, Mrs. R. M. de Pury and others sale, Sotheby’s, London, lot 138. 2012, promised gift of Robert Owen Lehman to the MFA.

Credit Line

Robert Owen Lehman Collection