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Memorial head


Artist Unknown



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G250
Memorial head, Artist Unknown
Memorial Head: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Sculpture | Bronze
Size: 11 1/2 x 8 11/16 x 8 5/16 in. (29.21 x 22.07 x 21.11 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Nigeria, West Africa region, Benin Kingdom
Culture: Edo Culture, Africa, Nigeria, West Africa region, Benin Kingdom
Style: 16th-17th century
Physical Description: head (male) wearing thick collar up to lower lip; openwork caplike headdress with hanging braids and beaded cords around ears; two "beads" on forehead; flower-like beaded elements at temples--one at PR ear, two at PL ear; open circle at top of head
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 2007.13
Artist: Artist Unknown, French, 1485 - about 1556
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1485 - about 1556
Added to Site: March 1, 2009