- Museum number
Series: Afro-Portuguese Ivories
Series: Bini-Portuguese Ivories
Spoon, made of elephant ivory. Spatulate bowl with central rib at back and tripartite hook at front. Stem in form of bare-footed European (Portuguese) figure with long straight hair. Wears brimmed hat, pleated knee-length tunic and breeches. Holds ring handle of sword in both hands.
- Production date
- 1525-1600 (circa)
Height: 19.70 centimetres
Width: 6.20 centimetres
Depth: 3.80 centimetres
- On display (G25/dc5)
- Exhibition history
1993-1997, London, Museum of Mankind, Great Benin: a West African Kingdom
1997 Sep-1998 Jan, Osaka, National Museum of Ethnology, Images of Other Cultures
1998, Feb-Apr, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Images of Other Cultures
- Good. Damage at top of cap. Missing sword.
- Acquisition date
- 12 Feb 1875
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by A W Franks from the dealer Samuel Willson for £1, and given to the BM on 12 February 1875.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Af1875C1.9184 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Af1875C0212.1