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Saltcellar

Sapes (formerly Sapi), Sierra Leone and Guinea
late 15th–early 16th century
Artist Unidentified


Dimensions

Height x width: 10 x 4 in. (25.4 x 10.2 cm)

Accession Number

L-G 7.18.2012

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

Benin Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 172)

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Decorative arts

Provenance

July 8, 1974, anonymous (“various properties”) sale, Sotheby’s, London, lot 84, sold for £6000 to Robinson. 2012, promised gift of Robert Owen Lehman to the MFA.

Credit Line

Robert Owen Lehman Collection