Relief Plate: dignitary with sword and shield

Physical Chareteristics
Depicted here is a warrior without a helmet, who is holding the ceremonial sword in his right hand and a shield in his left. His apron is provided with geometric ornaments. He wears a wide hip belt that ends in several decorative tassels on his left hip. Other elements of the body jewellery are a sash, a chain of leopard teeth around the neck and a feather on the head. The background of the plate is adorned with floral ornaments and three rosettes in the corners. This combination points to Olokun, the god of water.


Material: Brass


Dimensions:46 x 34.6 x 10 cm