Ancestral altar (asen)

Fon peoples
early to mid-20th century
Artist Unidentified


Object Place: Republic of Benin

Dimensions

Overall: 72 cm (28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1650

Medium or Technique

Iron, copper alloy, and cowrie

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

Paul Rabut (b. 1914 - d. 1983), Westport, CT. May 10, 2008, anonymous sale, Skinner, Boston (auction no. 2408), lot 121, to an anonymous donor; 2008, year-end anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift