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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.
Copyright: British Museum (?).
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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.
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Object reference number: EPF3052
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