Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries
From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Curatorial Section: African
|Current Location||Africa Galleries - On Display|
|Provenience||Nigeria | Benin Kingdom|
|Date Made||16th century CE|
|Materials||Copper Alloy | Bronze|
|Technique||Lost Wax Casting|
|Iconography||Male Figures | Spear | Shield | Ceremonial Sword | Instrument|
Plaque with seven figures depicts a high-ranking general and his soilders and attendants at a festival dedicated to the god of war, Ogun. Two high-ranking soldiers flank central figure as he raises his eben, two musicians hold gongs and trumpet and two pages hold fan and implement.
|Credit Line||Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912|
|Other Number||25860 - Dealer's Number|
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