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ID number:  BIRRC-D0034(1-8)
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Erhabor, H.I.
Title / Object name:  Eight carved pierced plaques
Object type:  Plaque
Place made:  Benin City, Nigeria
Culture:  Edo (Bini)
Collector:  Danford, John
Materials:  Sida wood (W.A. Golden Walnut)
Measurements:  35 cm each

Set of 8 carved, wooden plaques, each depicting different natural scenes:
(A) Man, leopard, tree-squirrel and trees. Octagonal in shape.
(B) Alligator, fish and water-snake. Circular in shape.
(C) Chief and four attendants. Octagonal in shape. - Missing
(D) Three monkeys. Circular in shape.
(E) Tree with monkeys and birds. Octagonal in shape.
(F) Tree and bull. Octagonal in shape.
(G) Leopard in a tree with a wart-hog. Octagonal in shape.
(H) Elephant, rat and trees.

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Danford, John

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