Fragments of commemorative altar head card

Fragments of commemorative altar head

Currently not on display


The original accession record for this object, from April 1899, describes it as “part of the casting of a metal cone-shaped head-dress off a tusk holder like”. It constitutes a fragment of a commemorative queen mother head showing part of the beaded headdress. Three other smaller fragments are also associated with it. The fragment probably derived from a failed casting and may have been taken from a casting workshop in Benin City.