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ID number:  BIRRC-D0451
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Decorative Plaque
Object type:  Plaque
Place made:  Benin City, Nigeria
Culture:  Edo (Bini)
Date made:  Late 1950s
Materials:  Cast brass
Measurements:  14 x 24.5 cm
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Plaque of Benin palace retainers with linked arms, wearing helmets. Coarse grained casting with cavities caused by poor pouring technique. Loop for hanging at the top. Tourist piece.

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