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||19th century CE|
|Materials||Wood | Metal|
Kola nut box with lid in shape of coiled mudfish holding tail in mouth, incised diagonal lines and crosshatch form the face, mouth parted to reveal teeth, lid rest in center cut-out, side of body decorated with two rows of incised squares and rectangles, brass studs on body (some missing), eyes have metal inlaid (one missing), base undecorated.
|Outside Diameter||27 cm|
|Credit Line||Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912|
|Other Number||25946 - Dealer's Number|
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