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Altar Tusk

Date:
18th–19th century
Geography:
Nigeria, Court of Benin
Culture:
Edo peoples
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 45 9/16 x W. 2 1/8 x D. 5 1/4 in. (115.8 x 5.4 x 13.3 cm)
Classification:
Bone/Ivory-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1963
Accession Number:
1978.412.476
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 352
[Matthias Komor, New York, until 1963]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1963–1978

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