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Royal Altar Figure

Artist/Maker: Benin Kingdom (Nigeria)

Date: ca. 17th to 18th century
Medium: copper alloy
Overall: 13 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (35.2 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Janice and Robert Laff
Object number: 2002.39
DescriptionIn style this altar figure appears to date from before 1897, when the British punitive expedition destroyed the capital city and the king’s palace, and confiscated the artwork from the royal ancestral altars.
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