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

Benin Appliqué: Ox

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.88.2i
Artist:
Nigerian Artisan
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Postcard
Date:
circa 1994
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Black postcard with image of simplistic, primary-colored ox: red with blue hooves/stripes/face, gray horns.
Historical Context:
This postcard is a representation of a cotton appliqué created in Benin, Nigeria. This image depicts the symbol of the reign of King Houegbadja, who ruled from 1645 to 1685 in former Dahomey (Benin).

Library of Congress Subjects:
Postcards as art material