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Title

Prestige Axe

Artist

Beniki Master

Date

early 20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Prestige Axe, Beniki Master
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Medium: Arms and Armor | Wood, metal
Size: 14 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (37.47 x 3.81 x 21.91 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Culture: Songye, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Style: early 20th century
Physical Description: long handle with carved human head at one end, blade protruding from opposite end, metal ring wrapped around figure's neck
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of the Ullrich Collection
Accession Number: 97.167.46
Artist: Beniki Master, Africa; Democratic Republic of Congo
Role: Maker
Nationality: , Songye
Life Dates: Africa; Democratic Republic of Congo
Added to Site: February 28, 2009