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Object Number:
29-93-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Edo (Africa)
Provenience:
Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Culture Area:
Edo (Africa)
Date Made:
Late 18th/Early 19th century
Section:
African
Materials:
Ivory
Iconography:
Human Female
Description:
Ivory. Female, representing wife of king or noble; beadwork collar, beadwork anklets and bracelet; one arm missing.
Height:
37.8cm
Width:
8.5cm
Depth:
9.8cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from the estate of George Byron Gordon

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] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 33
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[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 130
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