University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF2032
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Bini
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number29191 - Dealer's Number

Description

Carved. One of the carved tusks found supported on bronze heads on altars of Benin. The carving shows the charateristic mythical man-catfish and king with two supporters.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 263View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 26View Objects cited in this Publication

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