Saltcellar: Portuguese Figures, 15th–16th century Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin Ivory

Saltcellar: Portuguese Figures, 15th–16th century Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin Ivory

Ivory Carved Figure of Guan Yu holding a broadsword & stoking his beard. Standing on a carved timber silver inlaid stand. With some restoration to the blade. Height not including stand - 32cm

Ivory Carved Figure of Guan Yu holding a broadsword & stoking his beard. Standing on a carved timber silver inlaid stand. With some restoration to the blade. Height not including stand - 32cm

Nigeria - Benin Edo Ivory Standing Female Figure (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Nigeria - Benin Edo Ivory Standing Female Figure (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

portuguese sculpture - Buscar con Google

portuguese sculpture - Buscar con Google

Africa | 16th century Sapi-Portuguese Saltcellar Lid from Sierra Leone | Carved Ivory | Made for a Portuguese market in the 15th and 16th centuries. Such items display a mixture of African and European elements and motifs in their overall form and ornamentation, and were considered prestige items across Europe.

Africa | 16th century Sapi-Portuguese Saltcellar Lid from Sierra Leone | Carved Ivory | Made for a Portuguese market in the 15th and 16th centuries. Such items display a mixture of African and European elements and motifs in their overall form and ornamentation, and were considered prestige items across Europe.

Ivory sculpture mid to late C, Congo Michael Carlos Museum

Benin Ivory Salt Cellar. Edo Peoples - Benin, Nigeria. 16th century. These works are one of the greatest treasures of humanity and are among the cornerstones of museums worldwide.

Benin Ivory Salt Cellar. Edo Peoples - Benin, Nigeria. 16th century. These works are one of the greatest treasures of humanity and are among the cornerstones of museums worldwide.

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