Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2067
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 16th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Bronze
Technique Lost Wax Casting
Iconography Warriors | Standing male figure

Plaque with two warriors wearing leopards’ tooth necklaces and befeathered hats with cascading horsetails. Their chests are covered with bell-hung leather and cloth tunics decorated to resemble leopards’ faces. Background has river leaves and stippling.

Height 41.5 cm
Width 32.7 cm
Depth 6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 27653 - Dealer's Number

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