Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Plaque: Court Official with Protective Charm

Date:
16th–17th century
Geography:
Nigeria, Court of Benin
Culture:
Edo peoples
Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
H. 16 7/8 x W. 7 5/16 x D. 2 in. (42.9 x 18.6 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Metal-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.17.20
Not on view
Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany, until 1923; E. Hentze, Antwerp, Belgium, from 1923; (Sotheby's, London, July 13, 1971, no. 238A); Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, New York, until 1991

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