Altar Stand for a Vessel
Arts of Africa
"Af 2091" in white on inside
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 1913, provenance not yet documented; by February 1913, acquired by William O. Oldman of London, United Kingdom; February 24, 1913, 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.
Cylindrical form with three rows of scrolls and braided lines, partly reticulated. Raised rims on both ends.
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Edo. Altar Stand for a Vessel. Copper alloy, 4 5/16 x 3 3/8 in. (11 x 8.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Alfred W. Jenkins Fund, 39.114. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 39.114_acetate_bw.jpg)
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