• Pendant representing a human head with scarification marks. 
  • One of the few human representations at Igbo-Ukwu. 

  • Triton shell with elaborate surface decoration including flies, crickets, frogs, and snakes.

  • The form of this 9th century bronze bowl appears to be based on a large globular gourd. 
  • It is decorated on the outside with raised horizontal and vertical loops in bands. 

  • This unique vessel has been described as one of the most sophisticated examples of Igbo-Ukwu bronzes. 
  • It is a water vessel resting on a stand encasted by ropework. 

Archaeological Context
Painting depicts possible reconstruction of burial chamber. 


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