Pendant of a Portuguese horseman
Edo peoples, Benin kingdom, Nigeria
Length x width: 12.7 x 12.7 cm (5 x 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Benin Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 172)
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.
Robert Owen Lehman Collection