Benin Memorial Head with Gourd uhunmwun-elao

Benin Memorial Head with Gourd - now in the collection of the Private Collection - image 1

Edo peoples, court of Benin, Nigeria
Bronze (copper alloy); iron
15th to early 16th century
Height: 33.5 cm

Glendining & Co, London, 19 December 1951, Lot 85
William Ohly, London (acquired at the auction above)
Ernest Ohly, London (by descent from the above)
Private Collection (by descent from the above)

Selected Publication History
C.A. Burland, Man and Art, London, 1959, p. 43 (u.r)
Philip J.C. Dark, An Illustrated Catalogue of Benin Art, Boston, 1982, Pl. 28-30

Acquired from Entwistle by
Private Collection