From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5084A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 16th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Brass
Technique Lost Wax Casting
Iconography Bird | Ibis?

Plaque depicts a bird of prophecy in profile. Bird holding ball in long down turned beak, incised diagnoal hatching within ellipse shape forming feathers. Background has river leaves and stippling. Hole at bottom of each corner. Damaged at bottom right and top rim.

Height 38 cm
Width 17.4 cm
Depth 3.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920
Other Number 95 - Dealer's Number | 055 - Cast Number

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