Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2048
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 16th-19th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy
Technique Lost Wax Casting
Iconography Bird

Bird of prophecy (ahianmwen-utioye) or ceremonial instrument. Rod/handle of idiophoe suppords bird that stands upright with outstreched wings holding small ball with beak. Base of handle has twisted band design.

Height 33.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 27256 - Dealer's Number

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