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one of a set of two rooster figures
  • Bini peoples
  • one of a set of two rooster figures, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • brass, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27.5 x 12.5 x 19 cm height includes comb, depth is belly to tail, width at feet
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 13/16 x 4 7/8 x 7 1/2 in height includes comb, depth is belly to tail, width at feet
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1272.01
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This is a brass rooster, with a roughly triangular body and long legs and big feet. The tail and comb are incised brass, cut, and folded. Feather designs are incised over the body.