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Benin Mixed-metal Model of a Boat

Auction: Discovery - 3063T Location: Boston Date / Time: February 01, 2018 12:00PM


Benin Mixed-metal Model of a Boat, Nigeria, probably depicting the exile of Ovonramwen Nogbaisi, the last Oba (king) of the Kingdom of Benin, and his two wives surrounded by British soldiers, 11 1/4 x 12 1/2 in.

Provenance: Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers, St. Louis, Missouri, October 2011.
Estimate $300-500

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Oba, St. Louis, Kingdom of Benin, Nigeria