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Leopard aquamanile.
18th c African (West) Benin Kingdom Sculpture

BENIN KINGDOM Anonymous (c. 900 - 1897)
BENIN KINGDOM Anonymous (c. 900 - 1897) Primary
c. 1700-1799
18th c
Bronze
Cast; Punched; Incised
Benin Kingdom
Aquamanile
Benin Kingdom. Nigeria.
Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
minn1367
Leopards were symbols of the Oba. Used ceremonially.

Caption: BENIN KINGDOM Anonymous | Leopard aquamanile. | c. 1700-1799 | African (West) | Benin | ┬ęKathleen Cohen | minn1367

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