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YORUBA people Ijebu kingdom, Nigeria
Hemispherical head unknown (before 1897, and possibly 16th century) Place made: Nigeria
Creation Notes: The British punitive expedition to Benin City in 1897 was the origin of this work entering the Pitt-Rivers collection. Very little is known about the dating of bronzes in this style from outside Benin.
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceremonial objects, brass casting (lost wax)
Dimensions: 14.5 h x 17.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 74.257
Subject: African art
  • collected by Webster and formerly in the Pitt-Rivers collection, Oxford;
  • with George Ortiz, Geneva