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Brass helmet mask for the Ododua ritual, Benin, Nigeria. Edo peoples, 18th century AD. In addition to his executive powers and duties, the OBA (king) of Benin also performed a number of rituals throughout the year.

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Brass helmet mask for the Ododua ritual, Benin, Nigeria.  Edo peoples, 18th century AD.  In addition to his executive powers and duties, the OBA (king) of Benin also performed a number of rituals throughout the year.