University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-93-6B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929
Other Number052 - Cast Number


Box lid carved with two Portuguese figures (in European dress) fighting beside a tethered pangolin. Side of box decorated with a three-ply two strand twist (each strand is three-ply)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994)View Objects in Exhibition
Iyare: Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theater (01 Nov 2008 - 01 Mar 2009)View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Brown, Martha M. 2009. Iyare! Splendor & Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre: An African Curriculum for Students. : Page/Fig./Plate: 7View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Roberts, Allen. 1995. Animals in African Art: From the Familiar to the Marvelous. : Page/Fig./Plate: 144-145View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 36View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 152View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Kecskesi, Maria. 2016. Pangolin Oracles in Southern Tanzania With Notes on Other Roles Played by the Scaly Anteater in Africa. Tribal Art Magazine. XX:2 (79): 92-105. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 101, Fig. 21View Objects cited in this Publication

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