Saltcellar with men on horses.
15th-16th c African (West) African Colonial Applied Arts
BINI-PORTUGUESE Anonymous (aka Edo-Portuguese Anonymous; Beninese-Portuguese Ano
(active c. 1485 - c. 1700)
Benin Kingdom. Nigeria. Africa.
London. British Museum.
Ivory saltcellars were produced by Yoruba or Edo artists of Benin for trade with the Portuguese. They contain symbols from both Portuguese and Benin cultures and are hence referred to as Afro-Portuguese ivories.
BINI-PORTUGUESE Anonymous | Saltcellar with men on horses. | c. 1400-1599 | West African | Bini-Portuguese
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