Reproduction of Benin Box, Benin Kingdom
Ivory (original box), Actual Size
This oval box, the original was carved from ivory, shows two fighting Portugese in 16th century dress. The flying gin bottle may be the secret of the battle. It was made in the kingdom of Benin for Ovonramwen, the Oba (king) of the Kingdom of Benin at the time of the 1897 invasion by the British.
Size: 6" W x 4"H x 1"D
Comes with information.