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Object Number:AF5084A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 16th century CE
Early Date: 1520
Late Date: 1550
Materials:Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost Wax Casting
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


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition


[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. 126, fig. 49View 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. 147View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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