Tribal Group: BENIN.

Figure, terra cotta image of a warrior king, possibly the Ono of Ife, softly sculpted human features, skirted with a slight paunch, indented small of the back, with a flywhisk in the right hand and a horn cup in the left hand. Grey color. Rattles when shaken.

ca. late 19th/early 20th Century

16" tall x 7" wide x 4" deep.

Maker Unknown
A work of remarkable detail, especially considering the medium, befitting a leader of such significance.

Exhibited at the Owensboro
Museum of Art in 1995.


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