University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF5113
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 18th century
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Iconography:Crocodile
Catfish
Height: 42.3cm
Width: 5.2cm
Depth: 5.8cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920
Other Number116 - Field No SF

Description

Crocodile's head holding catfish in jaws.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iyare: Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theater (01 Nov 2008 - 01 Mar 2009)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 164View Objects cited in this Publication

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