University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF2043
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number25968 - Dealer's Number

Description

The rattle is destroyed (below the topmost figure). These are stuck on the ground and shaken vigorously to draw the attention of the spirit appealed to.


Bibliography:

[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 115, 117View Objects cited in this Publication

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