Commemorative Altar Figure of an Oba card

Commemorative Altar Figure of an Oba

7.10.97.4

On display

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This cast brass commemorative altar figure of an Oba, similar to 7.10.97.3, is also depicted wearing a type of beaded coral crown probably introduced during the reign of Oba Osemwede (1816-1848). Like 7.10.97.3, it also holds a ceremonial sword, or eben, and a proclamation staff, isevbere igho. This figure was originally one of four similar figures that the museum purchased from A. Hewer in October 1897.