Man Carrying an Executioner's Sword, from a shrine group
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Artist:   Kwaku Benpoh  
Title:   Man Carrying an Executioner's Sword, from a shrine group  
Date:   First half 20th century  
Medium:   Wood  
Dimensions:   13 7/8 x 5 9/16 x 13 13/16 in. (35.2 x 14.1 x 35.1 cm) (without base)  
Credit Line:   The William Hood Dunwoody Fund and gift of funds from N. Bud and Beverly Grossman  
Location:   Gallery Not on view  

Artist/Creator(s)     
Name:   Benpoh, Kwaku  
Role:   Maker  
Culture:   Ashanti  
Life Dates:   d.1936  
 

Object Description  
  
Inscriptions:   Stickers 'A', on blue sticker, on bottom of base; dealer's sticker, on bottom of base  
Classification:   Sculpture  
Physical Description:   barefooted standing man wearing short pants and holding a very large sword with openwork blade over his PL shoulder; arms outstretched; attached base  
Creation Place:   Africa, Ghana, West Africa region, ,  
Accession #:   99.166.2  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts