University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-93-9
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 19th century
Height: 142.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929


Damaged by fire. Figure of catfish king, (two crocodiles issuing from crown of his head) badly damaged. Bottom tier of carving has the "pilgrim" figure flanked by two figures in European costume, between which is an elephant's head, the trunk terminating in a hand holding a feather.

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