Exhibitions/ Art Object

Hip Ornament: Face

Date:
16th–19th century
Geography:
Nigeria, Court of Benin
Culture:
Edo peoples
Medium:
Brass, iron, copper alloy
Dimensions:
Height 7-3/4 in.
Classification:
Metal-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.17.48
Not on view
[ W. D. Webster, London, acquired by 1901]; James and M. L. Tregaskis, London, from 1902; (Christie's, London, July 4, 1989, no. 84); Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, New York, 1991.

Related Objects

Queen Mother Pendant Mask: Iyoba

Date: 16th century Medium: Ivory, iron, copper (?) Accession: 1978.412.323 On view in:Gallery 352

Head of an Oba

Date: 16th century Medium: Brass Accession: 1979.206.86 On view in:Gallery 352

Plaque: Warrior and Attendants

Date: 16th–17th century Medium: Brass Accession: 1990.332 On view in:Gallery 352

Male Figure: Court Official

Date: 16th–17th century Medium: Brass Accession: 1991.17.32 On view in:Gallery 352

Plaque: Equestrian Oba and Attendants

Date: 1550–1680 Medium: Brass Accession: 1978.412.309 On view in:Gallery 352