Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Box: Oba Ozolua and Unidentified Oba

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Nigeria, Court of Benin
Culture:
Edo peoples
Medium:
Wood, sheet metal
Dimensions:
H. 14 3/4 x W. 3 7/8 x D. 2 5/8 in. (37.5 x 9.9 x 6.7 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Containers
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.17.69a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 352
James T. Hooper, Wiltshire, Arundel, UK, 1933–1976; Moddi Saad, New York; (Christie's, London July 14, 1976, no. 63); Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, New York, until 1991

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