Terracotta head of a man, Benin, Nigeria, 17th century. From the ancestral shrine of a leading member of the brass casting guild. The Oba (king) of Benin maintained strict control over the use of prestige materials: heads cast in brass were used only by the royal family, wooden heads by non-royal chiefs, and ceramic heads by the brass casters. From the Entwistle Gallery, London.
This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free with a smooth surface.