Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2066
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Period 16th Century
Date Made 16th century CE
Section African
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.

Height 47 cm
Width 43 cm
Depth 4 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 25860 - Dealer's Number

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