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Tusk

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Object Number:
AF2032
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Edo (Africa)
Bini
Provenience:
Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Section:
African
Materials:
Ivory
Technique:
Carved
Description:
Carved. One of the carved tusks found supported on bronze heads on altars of Benin. The carving shows the charateristic mythical man-catfish and king with two supporters.
Credit Line:
Purchased from W. O. Oldman
Other Number:
29191   -   Dealer's Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: 263
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 26
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