Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Altar Staff (Asen)

19th century
Republic of Benin
Fon peoples
Iron, wood, pigment
H. 56 1/8 x Diam. 13 1/8 in. (142.6 x 33.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
[Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1958]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1958, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1958–1978

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 359.

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