Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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portrait head
  • unknown Bini maker
  • portrait head, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24 x 15 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3115

The ceramic head has a round hole in the top. The bottom portion of the face is forward. There are three short vertical scars above each eye and two vertical lines in the center. The hair is in short layers. The neck is covered with stylized beads.