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Chief S.O. Alonge
Chief Francis Edo Osagie, Benin City, Nigeria
Gelatin silver print, hand-coloured
38.1 x 30.5 x .2 cm (15 x 12 x 1/16 ins)
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Chief S.O. Alonge Collection, EEPA 2009-007-1775
Chief Francis Edo Osagie, the Obarisiuwa of Benin, was a cousin and good friend of Chief Alonge. Alonge hand-colored his portrait to commemorate Chief Edo Osagie’s title-taking ceremony in 1950.