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Ceremonial Table or Stool
Ceremonial Table or Stool
Date:
19th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 40
Century:
Media:
Wood
Dimensions:
45.7 x 68.6 x 35.6 cm (18 x 27.5 x 14 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Benin Kingdom
Accession Number:
2006.135.1
Acquisition Date:
2006-12-31
Credit Line:

Gift of the Robert and Helen Kuhn Family Trust

Exhibition History:

Los Angeles: UCLA, Museum of Cultural History Gallery Haines Hall, Art of Power: Power of Art: Studies in Benin Iconography, March 2 to May 1, 1983

Washington DC: The National Museum of African Art, Treasures, November 17, 2004 to August 15, 2005.

The central figure on the top panel is Oba Ozolua who probably reigned in the late 15 early 16 century. He is accompanied by warriors and herbalists who brandish trumpets, weapons and war charms.

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Gelede Mask of British Officer
Gelede Mask of British Officer (late 19th century)