A terracotta head from the ancestral shrine of a leading member of the brass casting guild.
A terracotta head from the ancestral shrine of a leading member of the brass casting guild. The Oba of Benin maintained strict control over the use of prestige materials: heads cast in brass were used only by the royal family, wooden heads by non-royal chiefs, and ceramic heads by the brass casters. Country of Origin: Nigeria. Culture: Edo people, Benin. Date/Period: 17th Century. Place of Origin: Benin City. Material Size: Terracotta. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Courtesy Entwistle Gallery, London . Location: 08.
2873 x 3780 pixels
Print Size @ 300 dpi
10 x 13 inches / 24 x 32 cm
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