Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Altar Tusk

Date:
18th century
Geography:
Nigeria, Court of Benin
Culture:
Edo peoples
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 74 x Diam. 6 1/2 in. (188 x 16.5 cm)
Classification:
Bone/Ivory-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.265
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 352
[Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1951]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York,1951, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1963–1978

Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, 380.



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