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ID number: BIRRC-D0002
Institution: Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection: Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker: Erhabor, H. I.
Title / Object name: Carved chest of drawers
Object type: Furniture
Place made: Benin City, Nigeria
Culture: Edo (Bini)
Date made: 1949
Collector: Danford, John
Materials: Sida wood (W.A. Golden Walnut)
Measurements: 107 x 45 x 44 cm
This tall unit comprises six drawers with a lidded top. Intricate relief carving on the top and four sides depicts various animals and forest scenes, including rats, elephants and warthogs. This object was lent to the University of Birmingham by John Danford in 1964 and purchased in 1975.
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