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Staff

Object Number:29-93-33
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bini
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Length: 130.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929
Other Number:135 - Collector Number

Description

Ukhure, wooden rattle staff. The middle portion carved to represent three internodes of bamboo. Above this is the rattle proper, formed by two hollows carved out of wood, each having a small rod-shaped piece of wood left free in the hollow, visible through the three longitudinal slots through which the excavation was made. This part of the staff is decorated with incised bands of simple linear designs, and is surmounted by the conventionalized figure of an elephant holding a feather.

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2016. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre.. pg. 252 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 12View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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