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Brass Figure of a Man on Horseback

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1980A28
Collection:Ethnography - Africa
Date:1920 - 1935


Brass has been seen as a semi-precious metal in West Africa. Figures like this were made as decorative items for homes showing off the owners' great wealth. Similar figures have been made for centuries in Nigeria as weights for measuring gold.

Presented by M J Lidell, 1980.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Cast brass.
Place of Origin:Nigeria


Height:164 mm
Width:141 mm
Depth:51 mm