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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Edo
Title
Armlet Depicting a Leopard
Work Type
Adornment, effigy, jewelry, regalia, scultpure
Date
19th Century or later
Location
Creation Site: Nigeria, Benin
Material
Ivory, metal
Measurements
5 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 3/4 in. (14 x 5.4 x 1.9 cm)
Description
The kingdom of Benin, located in the modern state of Nigeria, is notable for its rich repertoire of ceremonial and ritual objects that support the institution of divine rulership. They are typically crafted from precious materials such as brass and ivory and feature imagery unique to the Benin institution of kingship. Animal imagery in particular served to support the power of the king, here the image of the leopard, a top predator whose capture was controlled by the court. Festooned with eye-catching, light reflecting spots of brass, this stealthy leopard was likely worn on the king's arm or suspended from a belt. Benin kings wore elaborate costumes of red collar beads, against which the rich ivory ornaments stood out, further amplifying their power imagery.
Repository
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Accession Number
2011.044.002
Source
Gift of Stan and Jamie Cohen in honor of Thornton Dial
Photographer: Bruce White
Exhibition History
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, March 29, 2013 - December 1, 2014
On View
No
Rights
© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2012.
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File Properties
File Name
20521883.fpx
SSID
20521883

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