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Plaque: Man with eben.
16th-17th c African (West) Benin Kingdom Sculpture

EDO PEOPLE Anonymous (pre-1500 - present) Primary
c. 1550-1699
16th-17th c
Copper alloy
Benin Kingdom
Benin Kingdom. Nigeria. Africa.
Washington D.C. National Gallery of Art.
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Ebens (fanlike swords) were carried on ceremonial occasions and held high and twirled as a gesture of repect to the ruler. The vertical scarification marks on the figure's torso indicate he is an Edo citizen. He is a chief as indicated by the pendant on his left hip. Plaques once covered the walls of the royal palace of Benin.

Caption: EDO PEOPLE | Plaque: Man with eben. | c. 1550-1699 | West African | Benin

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