From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 29-93-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Culture Area Edo (Africa)
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Ivory
Technique Carved
Iconography Human Female | Standing female figure

Carved female figure represents an attendant of the Iyoba (Queen Mother). Figure standing with arms at side of body; brass inlay used as pupil of eyes; incised lines on stomach; wears hat, carved beads - high collar necklace, bracelets, waist beads,anklets; left arm missing, upper lip and nose chipped; figure standing on base with three band guilloche pattern.

Height 37.8 cm
Width 8.5 cm
Depth 9.8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927

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