- Museum number
Aquamanile in the form of a standing leopard; lost-wax cast in brass. Four whiskers on each side of nose, bared teeth, eyes have vertical depression ofr iron inlay. Upright ears decorated front and back with incised lines. Circular hinged stopper on top of head. Body surface decorated with 'circeld cross' design.
- Production date
- 16thC - 19thC
Height: 27.40 centimetres
Weight: 3698 grammes
Width: 9 centimetres
Depth: 42.80 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1970-1973, London, Museum of Mankind, Divine Kingship in Africa
2004 Jun-Aug, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Centro Cultural de la Fundacio 'la Caixa', Africa: The Invention of the Human Body
2004 Sep-Oct, Tarragona, Spain, Centro Social y Cultural de la Fundacio 'la Caixa', Africa: The Invention of the Human Body
2004-2005 Nov-Jan, Valencia, Spain, Sala de exposiciones l'Almondi, Africa: The Invention of the Human Body
2005 Feb-Apr, Zaragoza, Spain, La Lonja, Africa: The Invention of the Human Body
2007-2020 1 Oct-19 Feb, London, Museum of London Docklands, LTL London, Sugar and Slavery
- Good. Front left proper foot and back right proper foot missing. Eye inlays missing. Dent in lower back, surface darkened.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- British Expedition to Benin City, 1897.
Purchased from the dealer W O Oldman in 1911
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number