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medievalpoc: Unknown Jeweler/Metalworker Nigerian Brooch of a Portuguese Face, Hip Ornament Edo, Court of Benin (c. 1500) Worked Brass Merchants and explorers from Portugal first made contact with the kingdom of Benin in 1486, initiating an economic relationship that ultimately had a profound impact upon the art and politics of this West African state. Benin’s oral histories relate how Oba Esigie, who ruled Benin in the early sixteenth century, skillfully utilized these new trading partners…

medievalpoc: Unknown Jeweler/Metalworker Nigerian Brooch of a Portuguese Face, Hip Ornament Edo, Court of Benin (c. Worked Brass Merchants and explorers from Portugal first made contact with the kingdom of Benin in initiating an economic relat

19 век Однорогий кокошник Центральной полосы России.

Russian headdress - early This example was collected in the province of Vladimir, but similar examples are also seen from Nizhny Novgorod.

Janus-Faced Headdress [Boki peoples; Nigeria] (1987.284) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Janus faced Headdress from the Boki people of Nigeria. Wood, cotton, metal, cane and pigment

Queen mother Tete Bronze. The Kingdom of Benin, south of the current Nigeria, is renowned for its magnificent bronzes and ivory sculptures. These works are one of the greatest treasures of humanity and are among the cornerstones of museums worldwide.

The Kingdom of Benin, south of the current Nigeria, is renowned for its magnificent bronzes and ivory sculptures. These works are one of the greatest treasures of humanity and are among the cornerstones of museums worldwide.

Mask from the Chokwe people of DR Congo, Angola or Zambia  ca. early 20th century  Wood, beads, raffia, cloth, metal, rope

virtual-artifacts: “Mask from the Chokwe people of DR Congo, Angola or Zambia…

Yuat River region  Mask 19th or early 20th centuries  wood, pigment, fibre, shell ornaments 40.6 h cm

Yuat River region Mask or early centuries wood, pigment, fibre, shell ornaments h cm

Africa | Mask from the Holo people of DR Congo | Wood, raffia and natural pigments | Early 20th century

DR Congo Holo people mask of wood, raffia and natural grass.

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Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), century Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, or Burkina Faso. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Mask for Gelede (Igi) Yoruba Egbado region Nigeria Early-Mid 20th century CE Wood | Photographed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Mask for Gelede (Igi) Yoruba Egbado region Nigeria Early-Mid century CE Wood

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