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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
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26.5 x 13.5 x 21.5 cm depth is beak to tail, width is toe to toe
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 3/8 x 5 5/16 x 8 7/16 in depth is beak to tail, width is toe to toe
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1272.02
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Description

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. The tail is off-center. Feather designs are incised over the body.