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Object Number:AF5113
Current Location: Africa Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 18th century CE
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Iconography:Crocodile
Catfish
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

Description

Crocodile's head holding catfish in jaws.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, Henry U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 13. no. 2. pg. 105-168 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 164, fig. 75View 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: p. 97View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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