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Standing Male Figure

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Copper alloy
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 8 3/4 × 3 1/8 in. (22.2 × 8 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos
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CAPTION Edo. Standing Male Figure, 19th century. Copper alloy, 8 3/4 × 3 1/8 in. (22.2 × 8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 56.6.67. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 56.6.67_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 56.6.67_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze figure, warrior holding a leaf shaped ceremonial sword called Eberle [sic, eben] in right hand. Bracelet on right and left arms. Also on legs. Cylindrical pearl choker made of seven strings as badge of rank. On string hangs a small bell on breast. Two strings of pearls on breasts as sash. Tunic made of herringbone incision. Chased after cast. Head has three strings of coral ornament with two rosettes on both sides and one large pearl in the middle. Blackish copper patina. CONDITION: Good.
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