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Ancestral altar (asen)

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Provenance

Before 1983, Paul Rabut Collection, Westport, CT; May 10, 2008, Skinner auction # 2408, Boston: American Indian and Ethnographic Art, lot 121; 2008, sold by Skinner's to an anonymous collector, Cambridge, MA; 2008, gift of the anonymous collector to the MFA. (Accession date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

African, Republic of Benin, Fon peoples, early to mid-20th century

Dimensions

Overall: 72 cm (28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1650

Medium or Technique

Iron, copper alloy, and cowrie

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture