View of an exhibition stall inside an open structure housing an exhibition of local produce. Produce on display on stall include: Ibo carvings, Nupe brasswork, Ibo ankle-ornaments, Ibo combs, Ibo mats, two swords from Benin, a musical instrument. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- Made in: Benin City
- (Africa,Nigeria,Edo State,Benin City)
- Length: 15.6 centimetres (AF/A47/80)
- Width: 21.72 centimetres (AF/A47/80)
Inscription ContentAlbum Title: "1st BENIN. WARRI. & SAPELE. 2nd NEW CALABAR. BONNY. OPOBO & QUA COUNTRY." [manuscript note on album paper].
Cataloguer's comment: Information provided by N F Barley, 11/06/1996. Albums Af,A46 and Af,A47 were originally in one album containing 176 photographs. Main themes of album: Views of indigenous and European settlements, trading stations, roads, and Christian cemeteries. Portraits of European and indigenous people. Geography: Benin City refers to the place where the Edo swords depicted were made. N F Barley, 11/06/1996.
Print folded in top left hand corner, gelatin cracked and peeling.
Copyright: British Museum (?).
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
View of an exhibition stall inside an open structure housing an exhibition of local produce. Produce on display on stall include: Ibo carvings, Nupe brasswork, Ibo ankle-ornaments, Ibo combs, Ibo [?] mats, two swords from Benin, a lower Niger brass or bronze hip mask in the form of a face, a musical instrument. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
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Object reference number: EPF3197
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