Commemorative head of a defeated neighboring leader

Edo
late 15th–early 16th century
Artist Unidentified


Object Place: Benin Kingdom, Nigeria

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 (b. 1925 - d. 2000), Uniontown, PA [see note]. 2012, gift of Robert Owen Lehman to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2012)

NOTE: Included in the exhibitions "African Sculpture from the Collection of Jay C. Leff" (Museum of Primitive Art, New York. November 25, 1964 – February 7, 1965), cat. no. 71 and "The Art of Black Africa: Collection Jay C. Leff" (Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, October 24, 1969 –January 18, 1970), cat. no. 186.

Credit Line

Robert Owen Lehman Collection