Fragments of commemorative altar head

24.4.99.23

About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Edo [Bini]
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: Benin City
  • Date made
    1897 before
  • Materials
    Copper Alloy
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Received in exchange from the Field Colombian Museum Chicago, 1899
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: Benin City
  • Date collected
    1897
  • Measurements
    180 mm x 155 mm x 100 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Part of the casting of a metal cone-shaped head-dress off a tusk holder like 24.4.99.21. . From Benin City, W. Africa. Received in exchange for Liverpool Museum accessions 7.10.97.2 ('cast metal figure of a Bini' [Oba] & 7.10.97.6 ('metal tusk-holder in the form of a human head'), from the Field Museum Chicago, USA.
Object view = Humanities
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