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Memorial Head

Artist/Maker: Benin Kingdom (Nigeria)

Date: probably 17th century
Medium: pottery
Overall: 4 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (11.1 x 8.6 x 8.9 cm)
Classification: Visual Works
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Object number: 91.0015
DescriptionMemorial heads in terracotta are linked by oral tradition to the Ogiso dynasty of Benin, prior to the 14th century and continue to be associated with the brass casters’ guild.
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