Benin brass figure of Queen Idia, Nigeria, 16th century. Idia, the mother of Oba Esigie, was granted the right to establish her own palace and ancestral altars as a reward for using her mystic powers to bring victory in Benin's war against the Igala. Brass heads with the long beaded coral cap that covers the Queen Mother's hairstyle were cast for these altars. From the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Lagos.
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