From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5078
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ishan | Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Culture Area Ishan | Edo (Africa)
Creator Ishan
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Wood
Technique Carved
Iconography Antelope? | Goat?

Carved wooden goat or antelope's head originally attached to a post, apparently as head. Long cylindrical neck carved with strips of diagonal lines alternating directions. Long vertical ears carved in feather pattern.

Height 38.4 cm
Width 10.9 cm
Depth 12.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1921

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