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Sword

Object Number:
29-94-26
Current Location:
Africa Gallery
Culture:
Edo (Africa)
Provenience:
Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made:
18th - 19th century
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1899
Section:
African
Materials:
Brass
Description:
See von Luschan, Altertumer von Benin, p. 440, figs. 697a and c, and drawings at end of text volume, E 696 a and c. The sword is of brass, the blade completely covered with ornament, the spaces between the designs being thickly pitted. The hilt is of wood partly covered with thin plates of brass or bronze and with copper (?) wire.
Length:
100cm
Credit Line:
From various documented sources before 1929
Other Number:
136   -   Other Number

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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What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1952 - 31 Dec 1952)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Herbert, Eugenia W. 1984. Red Gold Copper Arts of Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: 20
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