From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2033
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 18th-19th century CE
Section African
Materials Ivory | Elephant Tusk
Technique Carved

Carved elephant tusk. Decorated with three bands of guilloche pattern. Damgaed - large area of loss consists of splitting and flaking at center of tusk, parts of rim missing. Has two king's marks.

Length 87 cm
Width 21.54 cm
Thickness 7.8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 47 - Dealer's Number

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