Standing male figure, legs proportionately very short. Left hand at beard, right holding staff which rests on ground. Wearing hat with cylindrical crown, tied with tasseled cord, and broad, flat brim; buttoned, short-sleeved jacket; pleated, knee-length skirt. Long hair. Large eyes. Beaked nose. Moustache. From accession card.
Benin City (Edo), present-day Nigeria, until 1897; [Mathias Komor Works of Fine Art, New York, NY]; J. Lionberger Davis; Princeton University Art Museum, 1968
- Provenance, 2017-04-28, Kristen D. Windmuller-Luna
Edo artist, Benin Kingdom, Nigeria, Western Africa, <i>Figure (probably from an altar): Portuguese man</i>, 17th century. Brass, 11 × 6.5 × 3.5 cm. Gift of J. Lionberger Davis, Class of 1900 (y1968-32)