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Altar Tusk

Date:
1888–97
Geography:
Nigeria, Court of Benin
Culture:
Edo peoples
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 44 x Circumference 12 3/8 in. (111.8 x 31.5 cm)
Classification:
Bone/Ivory-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.17.104
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 352
(Christie's, London, April 27, 1976, no. 45); Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, New York, until 1991

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