Tusk

AF2032

Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2032
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa) | Bini
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Ivory | Elephant Tusk
Technique Carved
Description

Carved elephant tusk. Carved throughout with images of Oba with two supporters, fish-legged figure, leopard attacking animal, snakes, crocodiles,mudfish, chiefs, eben, and band of guilloche pattern at open end of tusk. Tip of tusk is burnt.

Length 172.72 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 29191 - Dealer's Number

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