From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2074
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 16th-17th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Brass
Technique Lost Wax Casting
Iconography Woman | Sistrum | Standing female figure

Waist pendant. Single female figure wearing beak headgear with ornaments, large collar, anklets and shirt. Holding a bird of prophecy gong in left hand. Rim of plaque decorated with guilloche pattern, pendant bail at center top of rim.

Height 14.3 cm
Width 10.3 cm
Depth 2.7 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 25797 - Dealer's Number

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