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Benin ivory armband depicting Olokun. Ivory armlet Edo peoples, 15th-16th century AD From Benin, Nigeria This ivory armlet is worn by the Oba (king) of Benin in ceremonies in which he wears a coral costume, dances with a ceremonial sword and carries a gong. The armlet helps to prevent the coral beads from becoming entangled during the Oba's dance. British Museum

Another cousin to Sapi-Portugese

Armlet, made of ivory by Edo, Benin City. British Museum, online collection.

Benin Ivory DescriptionOne of a pair of carved ivory armlets (pair with inlaid with brass. Depicts 'eben' swords and the heads of Portuguese in large hats, between braided edging. Ethnic nameMade by Edo term details

Nigeria | Carved armlets; elephant ivory inlaid with bronze.  Depicts 'eben' swords and the heads of Portuguese in large hats, between braided edging. | Benin City, Edo State | ca. 18th - 19th century

Depicts 'eben' swords and the heads of Portuguese in large hats, between braided edging.

Africa | Armlet from the Edo people of Nigeria  (Benin Kingdom) | Brass

Africa | Armlet from the Edo people of Nigeria (Benin Kingdom) | Brass

Africa | Bracelet from the Benin Kingdom, Nigeria | Brass | 19th century | These were also used as stands for ritual bowls | © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

Bracelet from the Benin Kingdom, Nigeria

Benin Ivory Armlet. Edo Peoples - Benin, Nigeria

Armlet made of ivory.

Nigeria | Double armlet; carved from a single block of ivory, outer carved layer [.1] and inner layer [.2] perforated with decoration. The two layers move independently of each other, but cannot slip apart. Carved with human and animal figures. Jingles formerly attached to loops at top and bottom of armlet are mostly now missing. | Yoruba people | Ijebu (Benin); collected in 1897.

Double armlet carved from a single block of ivory, outer carved layer and inner layer Benin yoruba collected 1897 Pitt River coll

Africa | Bracelet with four figures from the Edo people of Nigeria (Court of Benin) | Brass | 19th century

C Nigerian (Court of Benin) Edo people brass bracelet with four figures.

Bracelet: Four Figures, ivory. Edo peoples, Nigeria, Court of Benin, Africa, c 188801897

Geography:Nigeria, Court of Benin Culture:Edo peoples Medium:Ivory Dimensions:Length in.

Diviner’s Bowl      Yoruba      The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  According the the Yoruba Creation story the Orisha (lesser god) Orunmila taught us the gift of divining as a means of understanding nature. Following a great calamity that befell our people.

Diviner's Bowl (opon igedeu) - Artist Arowogun (Areogun) of Osi-Ilorin, Nigerian (Yoruba peoples), about Dimensions Height: cm in.

Africa | Lidded bowl from the Yoruba (Owo subgroup) people of Nigeria | Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay | ca. 17th - 18th century/

Lidded Vessel

Africa - Lidded blow from the Yoruba (Owo subgroup) people of Nigeria. Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay, ca.

Nigeria | Benin bracelet; delicately carved in relief with figures of Portuguese men and leopards holding a human arm in their pranks | Ivory; fine golden brown patina | 17'500$ ~ Sold (Nov '08)

Nigeria | Benin bracelet; delicately carved in relief with figures of Portuguese men and leopards holding a human arm in their pranks | Ivory; fine golden brown patina | 17'500$ ~ Sold (Nov '08)

Edo artist Place made: Benin court, Nigeria Bracelet, 18th–19th century Brass h. 13.5 cm., diam. 9.0 cm.

Brass bracelet from the Edo people, Benin court, Nigeria, ca.

Bracelet |  Nigeria, 17th–19th century | Culture: Yoruba peoples, Owo group |  Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay

Bracelet century Geography: Nigeria Culture: Yoruba peoples, Owo group Medium: Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay Dimensions: H. 7 x Diam.

Plaque: Warrior and Fish | Edo peoples | The Met

Plaque: Warrior and Fish Date: century Geography: Nigeria, Court of Benin Culture: Edo peoples Medium: Brass Dimensions: H. x x cm) Classification: Metal-Sculpture

Carved ivory armlet. The Oba is represented on the armlet with mudfish legs and his hands raised to the sky.       Made by Edo 15thC-16thC / Nigeria

Object type: armlet Object title: Benin Ivory Technique: carved Materials: elephant ivory Production place: Benin City Production date: Findspot: Benin City

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