Standing Figure of Bird
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
"AF./2058" written in white underneath
Alfred W. Jenkins Fund
Until 1897, Benin Kingdom; 1897, taken from the Royal Palace during the British military raid and occupation of Benin City by an unidentified British agent; between 1897 and 1912, provenance not yet documented; before 1912, reportedly acquired by Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers of Dorset, United Kingdom; by November 1912, acquired by William O. Oldman of London, United Kingdom; November 18, 1912, purchased from William O. Oldman by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA; 1939, transferred from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology to the Brooklyn Museum, by exchange.
Figure of a bird. Long legs on a square base. Feathers represented by incising.
This item is not on view
Edo. Standing Figure of Bird, late 19th or early 20th century. Copper alloy, 7 1/2 × 6 7/8 in. (19 × 17.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Alfred W. Jenkins Fund, 39.112. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 39.112_acetate_bw.jpg)
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