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

Benin Appliqué: Cranes

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.88.2h
Artist:
Nigerian Artisan
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Postcard
Date:
circa 1994
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Black postcard depicting two, small, simplistic gray cranes with red wings and beaks, facing right.
Historical Context:
This postcard is a representation of a cotton appliqué created in Benin, Nigeria. This piece depicts the symbol of the ninth King of Benin (formerly Dahomey), King Ghezo, who ruled from 1818 to 1858. He is considered to be one of the greatest of the 12 historical kings.