Edo altar stand



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English: Altar stand, Edo peoples, Benin Kingdom, Nigeria, 18th-19th century, Copper alloy

This object possibly supported an ivory tusk on an altar. The depiction of four female figures holding gongs suggests an association with an iyoba, or queen mother. Two figures strike bird gongs, which symbolize the infallibility of the oba.

(National Museum of African Art)
Español: Altar del pueblo Edo, Reino de Benin, Nigeria, siglos XVIII o XIX, aleación de cobre

Este objeto, posiblemente, sirvió probablemente de soporte en un altar para un colmillo de marfil . La representación de las cuatro figuras femeninas sosteniendo gongs sugiere una asociación con un iyoba, o reina madre. Las dos figuras sujetan aves gong, que simbolizan la infalibilidad de la oba.

(Museo Nacional de Arte Africano)
Date 21 September 2008(2008-09-21)
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