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Head of an Oba

Date:
1550–1680
Geography:
Nigeria, Court of Benin
Culture:
Edo peoples
Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/4 x W. 8 3/8 x D. 8 5/8 in. (27.3 x 21.3 x 21.9 cm)
Classification:
Metal-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.87
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 352
Augustus Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers, Farnham, Dorset, U.K., before 1900; [K. John Hewett, London, until 1958; [Matthias Komor, New York, in 1958]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1958, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, 1958–1978

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 367.

The American Federation of Arts. Primitive Art Masterworks: an exhibition jointly organized by the Museum of Primitive Art and the American Federation of Arts, New York. New York: The American Federation of Arts, 1974, no. 74.

Newton, Douglas. Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978, p. 55.



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