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Loan Object

Ceremonial Blade

19th to mid-20th century

Iron

38 × 7 × 8 in. (96.52 × 17.78 × 20.32 cm)
Promised gift of Dwight B. and Anna Cooper Heath
ILE2009.6.93
Geography: 
Nigeria
Culture: 
Edo, Benin Kingdom
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Dwight B. and Anna Cooper Heath

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.