Presumably from the palace of an Edo Queen Mother (iyoba), Kingdom of Benin, Nigeria;
Seized by the British Punitive Expedition
ary Forces, 1897; 
Sold at the Naval Auction [London], 1897. 
William Downing Webster; 
Purchased by Lt. General [Augustus Henry Lane-Fox] Pitt-Rivers, October 15, 1898, for £28.10.0; 
Subsequently in the collection of the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Farnham, Dorset, Room 7, case 72; 
Presumably by descent to his son Alexander Pitt-Rivers, around 1900; 
Presumably by descent to Captain George Pitt-Rivers. 
Mathias Komor, New York (vendor), by 1970;
Purchased by the Speed Art Museum, February 1970.
1. Provenance information detailed on invoice from vendor Mathias Komor, New York, dated February 13, 1970. See object file.
3. See digital record from the Pitt-Rivers "second collection" catalogue held by Cambridge University Library, "Database for Pitt-Rivers 'Second' Collection," RETHINKING PITT-RIVERS. Volume 5 page 1716. Accessed May 10, 2022. databases.prm.ox.ac.uk/fmi/webd/rethinking_volumes.
5. Ibid. See object file for invoice from vendor Mathias Komor, New York, which also references Pitt-Rivers provenance.
6. Michael Thompson and Colin Renfrew, "The Catalogues of the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Farnham, Dorset," ANTIQUITY volume 73, number 280 (June 1999): page 380.