From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 29-93-10
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Ivory | Elephant Tusk
Technique Carved

Carved Elephant Tusk damaged by fire. Figure of fish-leg king ( two crocodiles issuing from the crown of his head ) intact. Bottom tier of carving badly damaged on one side.

Height 147.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927

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