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Place of origin

Bronze plaque featuring an African King or Prince holding a manilla (unit of currency)

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Benin bronze plaque, c.1500-1700. African King or Prince holding a manilla
Physical description
Bronze plaque featuring an African King or Prince holding a manilla (unit of currency)
  • Height: 46cm
  • Width: 36cm
  • Depth: 12cm
Credit line
On loan from the British Museum
Object history
Part of a collection of 4000 sculptures stolen by British troops in 1897 when invading the Kingdom of Benin (now southwestern Nigeria).
Other number
Af1898,0115.78 - British Museum number
Accession number

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Record createdFebruary 4, 2013
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