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Object Number:
AF5107
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Edo (Africa)
Provenience:
Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made:
17th century
Section:
African
Materials:
Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:
Lost wax casting
Iconography:
Man
Priest?
Envoy
Description:
Male figure, large, cross on breast, one foot missing.
Height:
64cm
Width:
21.5cm
Depth:
19.3cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

[Catalogue] Quarcoopome, Nii O. 2009. Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500 to Preesent. : Page/Fig./Plate: 150-151
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[Article] Genocchio, Benjamin. 2005. Art Review: "A Sculptural Tradition Fit for Royalty", in The New York Times, Arts & Entertainment. : Page/Fig./Plate: 6
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[Book] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.
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[Catalogue] Brincard, Marie-Therese. 2004. The Power of Bronze: Royal Sculpture from The Kingdom of Benin. : Page/Fig./Plate: 19
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[Article] Huss-Ashmore, Rebecca. 2000. ""The Real Me": Therapeutic Narrative in Cosmetic Surgery" Vol.: Vol. 42, No. 3. Expedition. 42 (3): 12. : Page/Fig./Plate: 26
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[Book] Blier, Suzanne P. 1998. The Royal Arts of Africa: The Majesty of Form. 272. : Page/Fig./Plate: 69
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[Book] Ben-Amos, Paula G. 1995. The Art of Benin. 1-128. : Page/Fig./Plate: 56
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 45
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[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 108, 111
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[Journal] Imaging Otherness in Ivory: African Portrayals of the Portuguese ca.1492. : Page/Fig./Plate: page 383 figure 7
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[Article] Plass, Margaret. 1959. The Art of Benin. Expedition. 1 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: 5/3
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