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ID number:  BIRRC-D0078
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Statuette of Emotan
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  Benin City, Nigeria
Culture:  Edo (Bini)
Materials:  Terracotta
Measurements:  47 cm
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Emotan is a 15th century Edo heroine. Presented to J. Danford by the Oba of Benin, Akenzua II in 1952 when Danford was working on designs for his bronze figure of Emotan. The name of the Benin artist was not recorded.

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