Edo. <em>Commemorative Head of an Ọba (Uhunmwu Elao)</em>, 18th century. Copper alloy, iron, 11 1/4 × 7 7/8 in. (28.5 × 20 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Alfred W. Jenkins Fund, 39.111. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 39.111_overall_PS11.jpg)

Commemorative Head of an Ọba (Uhunmwu Elao)


Medium: Copper alloy, iron

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:18th century

Dimensions: 11 1/4 × 7 7/8 in. (28.5 × 20 cm)



Accession Number: 39.111

Image: 39.111_overall_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Metal base for ivory tusk in the form of a head. Tall cylinder, the bottom half a collar of simulated beads from shoulders to lower lips; headdress covered with netting design. Top is open to hold tusk.

Brooklyn Museum