Staff Head


From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5113
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 18th century CE
Section African
Materials Ivory | Elephant Tusk
Iconography Crocodile | Catfish

Carved ivory crocodile head holding catfish in jaws, half circle form the eyes, hatching and crosshatching , raised band with guilloche patter at center, three decorative bands (hatching, crosshatch, and guilloche) below reaised band.

Height 42.3 cm
Width 5.2 cm
Depth 5.8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920
Other Number 116 - Dealer's Number

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