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Ancient Art from Africa - Benin & Ife
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Mask of the Edo People, Nigeria

Photo: Peter Herrmann. 2014

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Hip-Mask
Edo-Style, Nigeria
appr. 1650
Bronze
28 cm
Hip Mask:

Masks such as this were worn by certain high ranking officials or chiefs in Benin over a tie on the costume at the left hip

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Illustration:

Pitt-Rivers, 1900, figures 86-87    
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Von Luschan, 1919: pp 375-376.    
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