From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5104
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ijebu | Yoruba | Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Culture Area Yoruba | Ijebu
Creator Ijebu | Yoruba
Date Made 17th-19th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Brass
Technique Lost Wax Casting
Iconography Human Figure | Elephant | Standing male figure

Multi-figure altar piece, base open at center and decorated with guilloche pattern around base. Figure at each corner - at back are two humans wearing hats, circlet necklace, torso markings, and wrappers; at front are two elephants with trunks terminating in hands/clapsed fist with up-turn thumb. Body of decorated with crosshatching and dots, half concentric circles form ears and raised half circles form eyes.

Height 18 cm
Length 25 cm
Width 21.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920

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