- Previous 0/851
Head and shoulders of child in front of display of objects from Benin City on a table. Objects are a bronze plaque with three figures, two cow hide and felt appliqué fans, a bronze staff of office; a bronze spear and an elephant tusk.
- Made in: Benin City
- (Africa,Nigeria,Edo State,Benin City)
- Length: 10.65 centimetres (AF/A46/24)
- Width: 14.45 centimetres (AF/A46/24)
Inscription ContentAlbum Title: "1st BENIN. WARRI. & SAPELE. 2nd NEW CALABAR. BONNY. OPOBO & QUA COUNTRY." [manuscript note on album paper]. Original Description: "Sample of old Benin Bronze work looted at Capture of Benin City." [manuscript note on album paper].
Cataloguer's comment: Information provided by N F Barley, 04/06/1996. 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: Geographic location refers to where the objects were found/acquired, not necessarily where the photograph was taken. H Cornwall-Jones, 07/06/1996.
Not on display
Copyright: British Museum (?).
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
Head and shoulders of child in front of display of objects on a table. Objects are: a bronze plaque with three figures and the heads of two Europeans in the background; two cow hide and felt appliqué fans; a staff; a horn; a sword [?]. Medium: Albumen print.
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: EPF3052
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.