From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2038
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Wood | Metal
Technique Inlaid
Iconography Mudfish

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.

Width 7.5 cm
Outside Diameter 27 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 25946 - Dealer's Number

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