Powder Keg


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5074
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Brass | Wood
Iconography Monkey Head

Sheet brass covered wooden keg, wooden plug, hammered and embossed decorations in shape of half moon, circles, crosses, curved hatching, loops at top and base of keg.

Height 22 cm
Width 19 cm
Outside Diameter 16.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1921

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