From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5080
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Wood | Bark | Coconut

Round shield of plaited strips of coconut spath, reed surrounds spath to form rim, rim finished with lashing, handle attached to back and pierces though front of shield, wrapped to secure, loose rope at one end of handle.

Length 57 cm
Width 58 cm
Depth 7 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1921

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