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Object Number:29-93-6B
Current Location: Africa Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927
Other Number:052 - Cast Number


Box lid carved with two Portuguese figures (in European dress) fighting beside a tethered pangolin. Side of box decorated with a three-ply two strand twist (each strand is three-ply)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995 - 11 Sep 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Iyare: Splendor and Tension in Benin\'s Palace Theater (01 Nov 2008 - 01 Mar 2009) View Objects in Exhibition
Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Brown, Martha M. 2009. Iyare! Splendor & Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre: An African Curriculum for Students.. Hollister Kids for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 7View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Roberts, Allen. 1995. Animals in African Art: From the Familiar to the Marvelous.. The Museum for African Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 144-145View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Plass, Margaret B., and Coon, Carleton S. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 21. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 36View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Hall, Henry U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar".. The Museum Journal. Vol. XIII, No.2 (June). pg. 105-168 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 152View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Kecskesi, Maria. 2016. "Pangolin Oracles in Southern Tanzania With Notes on Other Roles Played by the Scaly Anteater in Africa". Tribal Art Magazine. Vol. XX:2. no. 79. pg. 92-105 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 101, Fig. 21View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2016. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre.. pg. 252 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 98-99View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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