Art Deco Benin African Mask Brooch

Art Deco Benin African Mask Brooch

French Colonial Exposition sterling silver brooch with a graphic depiction of a Benin (formerly Dahomey) face mask.

A striking stylised profile portrait of a bejewelled young woman wearing an ornate headdress and with long braids hanging down. 

Typical of the native jewellery shown at the 1931 Exposition which was a

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