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Head of defeated enemy. Side view.

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Head of defeated enemy. Side view.
15th-16th c African (West) Benin Kingdom Sculpture

EDO PEOPLE Anonymous (pre-1500 - present) Primary
c. 1475-1525
15th-16th c
H:21 cm.
Lost-wax process
Benin Kingdom
Benin Kingdom. Nigeria.
Paris. Musée du quai Branly (on loan from Louvre.)
The head is identified as that of a defeated enemy by the two long scars on the forehead and the four scars over each eye.

Caption: BENIN Anonymous | Head of defeated enemy. Side view. | c. 1475-1525 | African (West) | Benin | ©Kathleen Cohen

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