Rattle Staff


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5077
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Wood
Iconography King | Elephant | Guard? | Tusk | Knife

Rattle staff (ukhurhe) with the figure of a king on elephant at top, two hollow slits with wood clapper inside, male figure at base is holding a staff.

Length 108.7 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1921

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