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BINI people, Royal Court of Benin Northern Niger delta, Kingdom of Benin
Hip mask [Belt mask or pectoral plaque in the form of a shield with the face of a leopard, 2 human figures, and a human face] (1500-1525 AD) Description: Belt mask or pectoral plaque in the form of a shield with the face of a leopard, 2 human figures, and a human face
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceremonial objects, bronze
Dimensions: 15.8 h x 12.0 w x 2.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.34
Subject: African art
Provenance:
  • Dresden Museum collection;
  • from whom acquired, by exchange, by Everett Rassiga, New York, c.1970;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, April 1975