Box Lid


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 29-93-6B
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Ivory
Iconography Pangolin | Men

Carved box lid with two Portuguese figures (in European dress) fighting beside a tethered pangolin. Side of box decorated with a three band guilloche.

Height 6.1 cm
Length 16.2 cm
Width 10.6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927
Other Number 052 - Cast Number

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