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Hip ornament displaying a human face, generally worn by chiefs at their left hip, covering the closure of their wrapped skirts. Late 19th century.

Details

  • Title: Mask
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1880/1900
  • Physical Dimensions: w14 x h180 mm
  • Type: Mask
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/se/
  • Provenance: Benin City, Nigeria
  • Place Part Of: Nigeria
  • Description: Bronsmask för bälte. Höftornament i form av ett manshuvud avsett att bäras av hövdingar vid vänstra höften och täcka tillslutningen av deras svepkjolar. Sent 1800-tal.

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