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Length of wax resist celebrating the 30 year anniversary of Omo m'Oba n'Edo Uku Akopolokpolo Erediauwa I

African, Nigeria


Length x width: 184.2 x 111.8 cm (72 1/2 x 44 in.)

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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.Brown ground with portrait medallion in the center surrounded by symbols of state and stars with the number 30 inside marking the 30th anniversary of the Oba’s coronation. Written on selvedge “9838” and “GCML Superior Print Nigeria”.


By 2009, Prince Edun Akenzua (Enogie of Obazuwa), Benin City, Nigeria; 2011, gift of Prince Edun Akenzua to Kathryn Gunsch, Boston; 2016, gift of Kathryn Gunsch to the MFA. (Accession date: September 28, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch in memory of Oba Erediauwa