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Object Number:
29-93-6A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Edo (Africa)
Provenience:
Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
African
Materials:
Ivory
Description:
Base of box. Side of box decorated with a three-ply two strand twist (each strand is three-ply). Bottom of box is decorated with a semicircle, circle and semicircle. Hatching or basket weave crosshatch pattern carved within each design.
Credit Line:
Purchased from the estate of George Byron Gordon
Other Number:
052   -   Cast Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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African Gallery (1987 - 1994)
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Iyare: Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theater (01 Nov 2008 - 01 Mar 2009)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Brown, Martha M. 2009. Iyare! Splendor & Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre: An African Curriculum for Students. : Page/Fig./Plate: 7
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[Catalogue] Roberts, Allen. 1995. Animals in African Art: From the Familiar to the Marvelous. : Page/Fig./Plate: 144-145
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 36
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[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 152
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