|The exhibition's third section, which relates to foreign influences, contains a
rare, 16th-century carved ivory spoon topped by a stylized bird. The
4-inch-high spoon is an outstanding example of the kinds of objects made for
export, destined for the curiosity cabinets of Renaissance-era collectors.
Edo peoples, Benin Kingdom, Nigeria
16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.) 69-20-4, bequest of Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss
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