University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF5111
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: Second half of 19th century (before 1897)
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Man
Musket
Powder Horn
Rider
Horse
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920
Other Number048 - Cast Number

Description

Man on horseback. Wooden comb with rider in modern European clothing carrying a musket of fairly recent type. The form of a powder flask is similar to that of flasks represented both in Yoruba and in other Benin sculptures.


Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 265View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Ben-Amos, Paula G. 1995. The Art of Benin. 1-128. : Page/Fig./Plate: 16View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 133View Objects cited in this Publication

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