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15th-16th c African (West) Benin Kingdom Metalwork

EDO PEOPLE Anonymous (pre-1500 - present) Primary
c. 1400-1599
15th-16th c
Ivory; Copper
Benin Kingdom
Benin Kingdom. Nigeria. Africa.
London. British Museum.
Worn by the Oba (king) of Benin in certain ceremonies. The Oba is represented on the armlet with mudfish legs thus linking him with the god Olokun; Ruler of the Sea.

Caption: EDO PEOPLE | Armlets. | c. 1400-1599 | West African | Benin

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