Bronze poison cup, West Africa, c 1870-1920.

 
Bronze poison cup, West Africa, c 1870-1920.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

This poison cup, in the form of a male figure carrying the vesel on his head, was used in trials by ordeal in Benin (formerly Dahomey), West Africa.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10285144

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