Arts of Africa
early 20th century
14 15/16 × 5 11/16 in. (38 × 14.5 cm)
with mount: 18 7/8 × 8 1/16 in. (48 × 20.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos
Prior to 1953, provenance not yet documented; by 1953, acquired by Millicent A. Rogers of Taos, NM; 1953, inherited from Millicent A. Rogers by Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos; 1956, gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos to the Brooklyn Museum.
Metal base for ivory tusk in the form of a head. Tall cylinder, the bottom half a collar of simulated beads from shoulders to lower lips; headdress covered with netting design, narrow pointed projections above small ears. Top is open to hold tusk.
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Edo. Benin Head, early 20th century. Copper alloy, 14 15/16 × 5 11/16 in. (38 × 14.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 56.6.66. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 56.6.66_overall_PS11.jpg)
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