Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5109B
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 16th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Brass
Technique Lost Wax Casting
Iconography Man | Attendant | Box

Carved ivory crocodile head holding catfish in jaws, half circle form the eyes, hatching and crosshatching , raised band with guilloche patter at center, three decorative bands (hatching, crosshatch, and guilloche) below reaised band.

Height 46.51 cm
Width 33.5 cm
Depth 10.01 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920

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