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A head made by the lost wax process of bronze casting.
A head made by the lost wax process of bronze casting. This is thought to be a portrait of an Ife king (Oni), but is sometimes identified with the sea-god Olukun. Country of Origin: Nigeria. Culture: Ife. Date/Period: 12th-14th C. Place of Origin: Ife. Material Size: Bronze H:36cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London . Location: 04.