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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) Primary
c. 1400-1599
15th-16th c
Ivory
African Colonial
Salt cellar
Benin Kingdom. Nigeria. Africa.
London. British Museum.
brtm1037
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.

Caption: BINI-PORTUGUESE Anonymous | Saltcellar with men on horses. | c. 1400-1599 | West African | Bini-Portuguese

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