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EDO people, Royal Court of Benin Northern Niger Delta, Kingdom of Benin
Plaque showing the sacrifice of a cow early 17th century Description: Brass plaque, representing a sacrificial scene, with eight human figures and a cow
Creation Notes: the "Golden Age" of Benin Court art
Materials & Technique: sculptures, metalwork, brass casting, lost wax process
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: 52.5 h x 38.5 w x 10.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.530
Subject: African art
  • Lieutenant-General A Pitt-Rivers, late 19th century (no.369);
  • with Everett Rassiga, New York;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, July 1973