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Commemorative head of the Oba (king).

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Commemorative head of the Oba (king).
19th c African (West) Benin Kingdom Sculpture

EDO PEOPLE Anonymous (pre-1500 - present) Primary
c. 1800-1899
19th c
Copper alloy
Benin Kingdom
Benin Kingdom. Nigeria. Africa.
Washington D.C. National Museum of African Art.
wash0248
Symbols of royal power and sacrifice decorate the base.

Caption: EDO PEOPLE | Commemorative head of a king. | c. 1800-1899 | West African | Benin

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