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African Art

Handle of a Spoon(?) with Leopard and Two Goats

16th century

Elephant ivory

other: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1954.28.35
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Benin Kingdom, Nigeria
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Edo or Owo, Benin Kingdom
Period: 
16th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1954

Bibliography: 

Ezio Bassani, African Art and Artefacts in European Collections 1400–1800 (London: British Museum, 2000), 261, fig. 816.

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.