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Relief plaque showing a king (Oba) dominating leopards

16th–17th century

Artist Unidentified, African


Dimensions

Length x width: 37.5 x 19.1 cm (14 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

L-G 7.23.2012

Medium or Technique

Copper alloy

On View

Benin Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 172)

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Plaques

Provenance

J.J. Klejman (dealer; b. 1906 – d. 1995), New York; sold by Klejman to Robert Owen Lehman; 2012, promised gift of Robert Owen Lehman to the MFA.

Credit Line

Robert Owen Lehman Collection