University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF5077
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Iconography:King
Elephant
Guard?
Tusk
Knife
Length: 108.7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1921

Description

Rattle staff with the figure of a king on elephant at top. Near butt male figure is holding ? tusk and executioner's knife.


Bibliography:

[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2016. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2016. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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