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Plaque

1500-1700
Place Of Origin

Bronze plaque featuring head of a Portuguese man with manillas (unit of currency) above and below.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Benin bronze plaque, c.1500-1700. With head of Portuguese man with manillas above and below.
Physical Description
Bronze plaque featuring head of a Portuguese man with manillas (unit of currency) above and below.
Dimensions
  • Height: 42cm
  • Width: 15cm
  • Depth: 3cm
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
Ethno1898.1-15.8 - British Museum number
Collection
Accession Number
LOAN:BM.1072-2009

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record createdFebruary 4, 2013
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