From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 21167B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 16th-18th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Bronze
Technique Lost Wax Casting
Iconography Mudfish

Aegis pendant with two interlinked mudfish that form a diamond shape in center of plaque. Raised pellets used for eyes curled hatching used for barbels. Pendant bail at top center of plaque.

Height 9.5 cm
Width 4.9 cm
Depth 5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Henry Ling Roth, 1899

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