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Altar figure representing a Hen

late 19th to mid-20th century

Wood and nails

21 × 10 1/4 × 14 1/2 in. (53.34 × 26.04 × 36.83 cm)
Gift of Professor William Kelly Simpson, B.A. 1947, M.A. 1948, Ph.D. 1954, in memory of Kenneth F. Simpson, B.A. 1917 and Nathan Todd Porter, Jr., B.A. 1890
1982.64
Geography: 
Nigeria
Culture: 
Edo, Benin Kingdom
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Mathias Komer Works of Art (Mathias Komor, born in Hungary, d. 1984), New York. William Kelly Simpson (1928–2017) by 1982.Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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