Ivory Door Bolt


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria
Ivory Door Bolt
©Trustees of the British Museum, Af1949,46.172
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Several ivory door bolts survived the palace destruction in 1897. Over 11 inches long, it is carved with imagery that includes a Portuguese face, a pouncing leopard and a crocodile holding a mudfish in its mouth. Geometric patterns fill the rest of the surface.


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria