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Commemorative head of the Oba (king).
16th c African (West) Benin Kingdom Sculpture

EDO PEOPLE Anonymous (pre-1500 - present) Primary
c. 1500-1520
16th c
Bronze
Benin Kingdom
Head
Benin Kingdom. Nigeria. Africa.
Berlin. Museum für Volkerkunde.
afr01016
Used as part of an ancestor altar. Originally held an ivory tusk.

Caption: Benin | Head of a Deceased Ruler. | Early 16 c | West African | Benin

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