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Nigerian art Idia, the mother of Oba Esigie, was granted the right to establish her own palace and ancestral altars as a reward for using her mystic powers to bring victory in Benin's war against the Igala. Brass heads with the long beaded coral cap that covers the Queen Mother's hairstyle were cast for these altars
Code: W012296
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Idia, the mother of Oba Esigie, was granted the right to establish her own palace and ancestral altars as a reward for using her mystic powers to bring victory in Benin's war against the Igala. Brass heads with the long beaded coral cap that covers the Queen Mother's hairstyle were cast for these altars
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Werner Forman Archive/Scala, Florence

Nigerian art Idia, the mother of Oba Esigie, was granted the right to establish her own palace and ancestral altars as a reward for using her mystic powers to bring victory in Benin's war against the Igala. Brass heads with the long beaded coral cap that covers the Queen Mother's hairstyle were cast for these altars
Code: W012296
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Idia, the mother of Oba Esigie, was granted the right to establish her own palace and ancestral altars as a reward for using her mystic powers to bring victory in Benin's war against the Igala. Brass heads with the long beaded coral cap that covers the Queen Mother's hairstyle were cast for these altars
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: Not available
Location: National Museum
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: Not available
Location: National Museum

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Nigerian art Head;  Nok artist, Nigeria, 499-400 BCE
Code: 0130525
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Head; Nok artist, Nigeria, 499-400 BCE
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Scala, Florence

Nigerian art Head;  Nok artist, Nigeria, 499-400 BCE
Code: 0130525
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Head; Nok artist, Nigeria, 499-400 BCE
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Nigerian art Statuette o seated man, from Nok
Code: 0130527
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Statuette o seated man, from Nok
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Scala, Florence

Nigerian art Statuette o seated man, from Nok
Code: 0130527
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Statuette o seated man, from Nok
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Nigerian art Head from Jemaa
Code: 0130529
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Head from Jemaa
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Scala, Florence

Nigerian art Head from Jemaa
Code: 0130529
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Head from Jemaa
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Nigerian art kneeling figure, from Nok
Code: 0130533
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: kneeling figure, from Nok
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Scala, Florence

Nigerian art kneeling figure, from Nok
Code: 0130533
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: kneeling figure, from Nok
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: Not available
Location: National Museum
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: Not available
Location: National Museum
Nigerian art Bowl; Artist from Igbo-Ukwu, Nigeria, 800-999
Code: 0130535
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Bowl; Artist from Igbo-Ukwu, Nigeria, 800-999
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Scala, Florence

Nigerian art Bowl; Artist from Igbo-Ukwu, Nigeria, 800-999
Code: 0130535
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Bowl; Artist from Igbo-Ukwu, Nigeria, 800-999
Genre: Minor arts
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Genre: Minor arts
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Nigerian art Ceremonial container in the form of a shell; Artist of Igbo-Ukwu, Nigeria, 800-999
Code: 0130537
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Ceremonial container in the form of a shell; Artist of Igbo-Ukwu, Nigeria, 800-999
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Scala, Florence

Nigerian art Ceremonial container in the form of a shell; Artist of Igbo-Ukwu, Nigeria, 800-999
Code: 0130537
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Ceremonial container in the form of a shell; Artist of Igbo-Ukwu, Nigeria, 800-999
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Nigerian art Container in the form of shell with leopard, from Igbo-Ukwu
Code: 0130539
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Container in the form of shell with leopard, from Igbo-Ukwu
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Scala, Florence

Nigerian art Container in the form of shell with leopard, from Igbo-Ukwu
Code: 0130539
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Container in the form of shell with leopard, from Igbo-Ukwu
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Nigerian art Head, from Owo, Igbo'Laja
Code: 0130541
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Head, from Owo, Igbo'Laja
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Scala, Florence

Nigerian art Head, from Owo, Igbo'Laja
Code: 0130541
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Head, from Owo, Igbo'Laja
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Nigerian art Head, from Ife
Code: 0130549
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Head, from Ife
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Scala, Florence

Nigerian art Head, from Ife
Code: 0130549
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Head, from Ife
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Nigerian art Seated figure, from Tada
Code: 0130559
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Seated figure, from Tada
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Scala, Florence

Nigerian art Seated figure, from Tada
Code: 0130559
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Seated figure, from Tada
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Nigerian art Archer - detail, from Jebba
Code: 0130563
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Archer - detail, from Jebba
Location: National Museum - Lagos
Credits: Photo Scala, Florence

Nigerian art Archer - detail, from Jebba
Code: 0130563
Artist: Nigerian art
Title: Archer - detail, from Jebba
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
Genre: Sculpture
Period/Style: African
Location: National Museum
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