Benin Brass Head

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by The British Museum
published on 01 April 2019
Benin Brass Head

A cast brass head, probably of a king (Oba) and used as an altarpiece decoration.
The kingdom of Benin (13-19th century CE) in West Africa (modern southern Nigeria). From Benin City, 16th-17th century CE. Height: 24 cms (British Museum, London)

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