Art and Politics: A Staff from the Court of Benin, West Africa

  title={Art and Politics: A Staff from the Court of Benin, West Africa},
  author={Susan Mullin Vogel},
  journal={Metropolitan Museum Journal},
  pages={87 - 100}
  • S. Vogel
  • Published 1 January 1978
  • Art
  • Metropolitan Museum Journal
Its traceable history is short. Seized by the British army when Benin was taken by the Punitive Expedition of 1897, the ukhure came up for auction in April 1900 at Henry Stevens' establishment, where it was purchased by Lieutenant-General Pitt Rivers for the handsome price of 37 guineas.2 The new owner published it the same year in his Antique Works of Art from Benin,3 and deposited it in the family museum in Farnham, Dorset. There it remained until a few 
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