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Portuguese soldier

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


Height x width: 16 x 9 in. (40.6 x 22.9 cm)

Accession Number

L-G 7.36.2012

Medium or Technique

Copper alloy, iron

On View

Benin Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 172)


Africa and Oceania




By 1960, Julius Carlebach (b. 1909 – d. 1964), New York. By 2011, Robert Owen Lehman, Rochester, NY; 2012, promised gift of Robert Owen Lehman to the MFA.

Credit Line

Robert Owen Lehman Collection