Exhibitions/ Art Object

Staff: Seated Oba

Date:
18th–19th century
Geography:
Nigeria, Court of Benin
Culture:
Edo peoples
Medium:
Brass, iron
Dimensions:
H. 25 1/4 x W. 3 1/8 x D. 3 1/8 in. (64.1 x 7.9 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Metal-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.17.98
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 352
Augustus Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers, Farnham, Dorset, UK, acquired by 1900; by descent, to his heirs, 1900–1965; (Sotheby's, London, November 15, 1965, no. 134); [K. John Hewett, London, 1965–1969]; [Charles Ratton, Paris, from 1969]; private collection, Texas, until 1987; (Sotheby's, New York, November 10, 1987, no. 26); Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, New York, 1987–1991

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