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Figure of a King (Oba).

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Figure of a King (Oba).
18th-19th c African (West) Benin Kingdom Sculpture

EDO PEOPLE Anonymous (pre-1500 - present) Primary
c. 1700-1899
18th-19th c
Copper alloy
Benin Kingdom
Benin Kingdom. Nigeria. Africa.
Washington D.C. National Museum of African Art.
The oba holds a staff in his left hand and a ceremonial sword (the blade has broken) in his right hand.

Caption: EDO PEOPLE | Figure of a King (Oba). | c. 1700-1899 | West African | Benin

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