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Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G250
Tusk, Artist Unknown
Royal Tusk: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Sculpture | Ivory
Size: 43 x 71 x 17 1/2 in. (109.2 x 180.3 x 44.5 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Nigeria, West Africa region, Benin Kingdom
Culture: Edo Culture, Africa, Nigeria, West Africa region, Benin Kingdom
Style: 18th century
Physical Description: tusk, ivory, Benin Culture, Nigeria, Africa, XVIII c.; a rare ivory tusk from the Kingdom of Benin, finely carved with the figures of warriors, serpents, etc.; the inclusion of the carved figure of the Oba or King, represented with its traditional mudfish
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Miscellaneous Works of Art Purchase Fund
Accession Number: 56.33
Artist: Artist Unknown, French, 1485 - about 1556
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1485 - about 1556
Added to Site: February 28, 2009