Recent Acquisitions: Benin Bronzes

April 1, 1983 – October 9, 1983

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Gallery 4, 1st Floor, 318 A St., NE Floor Plan

On view are 2 outstanding examples of Benin court art: a bronze head, dated 1350-1550, represents either a Benin ruler or is a trophy head depicting a defeated chief; and a plaque depicting a king or warrior chief and his attendants with two Portuguese soldiers or merchants.