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Bronze plaque

Unknown1600/1700

National Museums of World Culture

National Museums of World Culture

Warrior chief wearing the coral-bead collar, leopard-tooth necklace, quadrangular bell, sword, and shield assosiated with warriors. Late 17th century. Relief plaques in bronze once adorned the colonnadesthat supported the roofs of the royal palaces.Originally, this relief table was half a metrehigh and had more than one figure. A coral collarcovers the mouth of the figure and underneath isa necklace made of leopard teeth and a clock.On the tunic there is a leopard’s head.

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  • Title: Bronze plaque
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1600/1700
  • Provenance: Benin City, Nigeria
  • Place Part Of: Nigeria
  • Physical Dimensions: w190 x h380 mm
  • Type: Bronze plaque
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/se/

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