University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-94-26
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 18th - 19th century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Length: 100cm
Width: 14.7cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929
Other Number136 - Other Number


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.

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
What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1952 - 31 Dec 1952)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Herbert, Eugenia W. 1984. Red Gold Copper Arts of Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: 20View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: H-5View Objects cited in this Publication

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