Rattle Staff


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2043
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century
Section African
Materials Wood

Rattle staff (ukhurhe). Staff with three human figures. Staff topped with human figure standing on a guilloche and crosshatch decorated segment followed by an undecorated segment, kneeling female figure, undecorated segment and terminating with a kneeling male figure. Back of hollowed out ttop segment is missing.

Length 156.6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 25968 - Dealer's Number

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