Oba Altar Bust


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Artifact Identification Oba Altar Bust   (1984.11.0005)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, Late 19th – 20th century CE
Culture Edo, Benin
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 62.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 23.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 20.9 cm
Weight N/A
Measuring Remarks This artifact was not weighed because it is mounted to a base.
Materials Plant--Wood
Manufacturing Processes Carved
Munsell Color Information Strong Brown (5 Y R 3/6) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Ben-Amos, [-]. Art of Benin. pp. 62-63, pl. 66. Dark, [-]. An Introduction to Benin Art and Technology. Oxford, 1973, pl. 52. Images of Power - Benin. p. 16, pl. 75. Sotheby’s. Catalog for sale of June 23, 1981. p. 105, lot 157. Three Rivers Nigeria. p.37.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Richard and Barbara Faletti Family Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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