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Ceremonial Sword and Sheath

Date: 1856–97
Geography: Nigeria, Court of Benin
Culture: Edo peoples
Medium: Iron, ivory, silk, wool, cotton, yarn, leather, metal tacks, staples
Dimensions: As Assembled: 53 x 21 x 4 1/4 in. (134.6 x 53.3 x 10.8 cm) Sword: 32 x 5 3/4 x 1 in. (81.3 x 14.6 x 2.5 cm) Sheath: 24 1/8 x 7 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. (61.3 x 18.7 x 3.8 cm)
Classification: Metal-Implements
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund and Frederick R. Mebel, Fred and Rita Richman, and Noah-Sadie K. Wachtel Foundation Inc. Gifts, 1994
Accession Number: 1994.329a, b

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