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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.
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