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Edo/Bini people Northern Niger delta, Royal Court of Benin
Box in the form of a mudfish or catfish [Box, in the shape of a mud or catfish (possibly a naja inflated and biting the end of its tail)] 15th century Description: Box, in the shape of a mud or catfish (possibly a naja inflated and biting the end of its tail)
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceremonial objects, ivory, lead carving
Dimensions: 19.5 h x 12.0 w x 4.6 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 74.256
Subject: African art
Provenance:
  • Lieut-General A. Pitt-Rivers