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Man Carrying a Rifle, from a shrine group


Kwaku Benpoh


first half 20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Man Carrying a Rifle, from a shrine group, Kwaku Benpoh
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Medium: Sculpture | Wood
Size: 15 3/16 x 5 5/8 x 9 1/4 in. (38.6 x 14.3 x 23.5 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Ghana, West Africa region
Culture: Asante, Africa, Ghana, West Africa region
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Sticker 'E', on blue sticker, on bottom
Physical Description: barefooted standing man wearing short pants and a belt with a knife sheath; holding a small cylindrical keg on his head with PR hand and rifle over his PL shoulder, with PL hand on rifle butt
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund and gift of funds from N. Bud and Beverly Grossman
Accession Number: 99.166.4
Artist: Kwaku Benpoh, d.1936
Role: Maker
Nationality: , Ashanti
Life Dates: d.1936
Added to Site: February 28, 2009