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Title

Man Carrying an Executioner's Sword, from a shrine group

Artist

Kwaku Benpoh

Date

First half 20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Man Carrying an Executioner's Sword, from a shrine group, Kwaku Benpoh
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Medium: Sculpture | Wood
Size: 13 7/8 x 5 9/16 x 13 13/16 in. (35.2 x 14.1 x 35.1 cm) (without base)
Creation Place: Africa, Ghana, West Africa region
Culture: Asante, Africa, Ghana, West Africa region
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Stickers 'A', on blue sticker, on bottom of base; dealer's sticker, on bottom of base
Physical Description: barefooted standing man wearing short pants and holding a very large sword with openwork blade over his PL shoulder; arms outstretched; attached base
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund and gift of funds from N. Bud and Beverly Grossman
Accession Number: 99.166.2
Artist: Kwaku Benpoh, d.1936
Role: Maker
Nationality: , Ashanti
Life Dates: d.1936
Added to Site: February 28, 2009