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Queen Mother bust
  • unknown Bini maker
  • Queen Mother bust, mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14.5 x 7 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Delbert and Carol Shankel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1267

This bust of a woman is possibly a Queen Mother figure, wearing a cone-shaped headdress, covered with a net-like design, with three bars in front, six bars in back and topped with a solid cone or spike. She is wearing a necklace with a three-part pendant in front and a second, larger necklace.