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Plaque

Unknown16th or 17th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Full figure Portuguese warrior, holds mace, cap with 2 feathers, flowing hair, beard, wears skirt, sword, 3 rosettes in background, chased surface with floral motif, figure also shows elaborate surface treatment.Condition: Extensive metal losses upper right corner, smaller one lower left corner.

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  • Title: Plaque
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 16th or 17th century
  • Location Created: Benin, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Type: Architectural Element
  • Rights: Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/4779/Plaque
  • Medium: Copper alloy
  • Dimensions: 19 13/16 x 15 9/16 x 2 1/2 in. (50.3 x 39.5 x 6.4 cm)
  • Collection: Arts of Africa
  • Accession number: 56.6.74

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