Current Location:
Murray Living Center -> 1st Floor (Murray)
Location Notes:
MUR, 1st fl; rt laundry rm 136

Benin Appliqué: Fish

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.88.2g
Artist:
Nigerian Artisan
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Postcard
Date:
circa 1994
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Black postcard with large, simplistic orange fish.
Historical Context:
This postcard is a representation of a cotton appliqué created in Benin, Nigeria. This piece depicts the symbol of King Glele of Benin (formerly Dahomey), who ruled from 1858 to 1889, and is considered to have been the tenth king of the Aja Kingdom.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Postcards as art material