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BINI or EDO people, Royal Court of Benin Northern Niger Delta, Kingdom of Benin
Portuguese soldier, firing a gun [Figure of a Portuguese soldier firing a gun, standing on a square base] mid-18th century Creation Notes: c.1750 AD
Materials & Technique: sculptures, metalwork, bronze casting (lost wax process)
Dimensions: 42.8 h x 21.0 w x 21.4 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.184
Subject: African art
Provenance:
  • Lieutenant-General A Pitt-Rivers, late 19th century;
  • with Everett Rassiga, New York;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, February 1973