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Commemorative cloth with the portrait of the 38th Oba of Benin Omo n'Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I
Length x width: 184.2 × 111.8 cm (72 1/2 × 44 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton plain weave roller printed
Not On View
“Wax resist” printed cotton with the portrait of the 38th Oba of Benin Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I and dates 1979-2016. Written on selvedge “Guaranteed Veritable Wax 3684”.
By 2016, purchased at a market in Nigeria by Jean Borgatti (Professor of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin), Benin City, Nigeria; 2017, sold by Borgatti to Kathryn Gunsch for the MFA. (Accession date: May 24, 2017)
Museum purchase with funds donated by Doris May