Carved wooden memorial head or Uhumwela, with carved facial features and body adornment. Carving on the headdress and below the face depict body adornment made of coral beads, denoting high status of the wearer, person depicted. This object would have been placed on the alter of a high-ranking dignity. This object is of cultural significance for Edo/Bini People's, and originates from Benin city. Nigeria. One of two carved heads looted from Benin City during the punitive expedition of 1897.