Edo. <em>Top for a Stool (Agba)</em>, 1914-1922. Wood, 12 3/16 x 20 7/8 x 1 in. (31 x 53 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1522. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1522_top_PS5.jpg)

Top for a Stool (Agba)

Artist:Edo

Medium: Wood

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Dates:1914-1922

Dimensions: 12 3/16 x 20 7/8 x 1 in. (31 x 53 x 2.5 cm)

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Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H6, 7B

Accession Number: 22.1522

Image: CUR.22.1522_top_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Carved rectangular board of hard wood. In center a man holding ebere and a bifurcated scepture, ending in clenched hands. Tunic and winged headdress of coral beads. At left of figure a synthesis of snake with fins or leaves comming from body. To right, a beaker, a leopard, a bottle with handle; at each corner a strip ornamented with three rosettes. Through each rosette is a wood dowel. Two grooves excavated at the back to attach to panels (now missing) which would form the legs of the stool.

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