Altar to the Hand of Ezomo Ehenua (Ikegobo)

Brass | 33 x 33cm | 18th-19th century

Unknown Artist

This work joins 1991.17.113.

In the kingdom of Benin, ikegobo, or "altars to the hand," celebrate the accomplishments of exceptional individuals. The hand is associated with action and productivity, and is considered the source of wealth, status, an...
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