Pendant of a Portuguese horseman


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

Pendant of a Portuguese horseman

Length x width: 12.7 x 12.7 cm (5 x 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Copper alloy
Jewelry / Adornment
Accession Number
L-G 7.4.2012
On view
Benin Kingdom Gallery - 172