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Warrior Chief


Artist Unknown (Benin)


c. 1800

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Warrior Chief, Artist Unknown (Benin)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 11 3/4 x 7 5/16 x 4 5/8 in. (29.85 x 18.57 x 11.75 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Nigeria, West Africa region
Culture: Benin, Africa, Nigeria, West Africa region
Style: 18th-19th century
Physical Description: standing figure wearing a hat with turned-up brim in front, neck and mouth covering, armor-like tunic and anklets; figure holds spear in PR hand and removable shield in PL hand; bare feet; bell-like pendant on element at PL hip
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Darwin and Geri Reedy
Accession Number: 2006.102a,b
Added to Site: March 1, 2009