Horn blower by Benin

The horn blower was produced in the kingdom of Benin, part of Nigeria.


Cast bronze
62.2 cm
Acquired in:
Mrs W O Oldman

He wears a helmet, leopard's tooth necklace and kilt with a side bustle to the left and stands in the foursquare position, characteristic of most Benin sculptures. This object was part of a large and varied collection of 30 works of ethnographic art, formed by W. O. Oldman, which the Art Fund presented to the nation on account of its 'exceptional merit'.


Mr W O Oldman.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8181 www.britishmuseum.org

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