University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Ivory Box [Object of the Day-#77]


By: Gabrielle Niu

This ornate ivory box is made by the Edo in Nigeria, Africa. The box lid includes representations of two human like figures (on the left) and a reptile like creature (on the right). The sides of the box are decorated with a three-ply two strand twist (each strand is three-ply). Additionally, the bottom of box […]

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