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Gift of Nigeria to the United Nations | by United Nations Photo
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Gift of Nigeria to the United Nations

The Government of Nigeria donated to the United Nations, in 1966, a bronze sculpture executed by the Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu. The sculpture entitled "Anyanwu" ("Sun") is six feet ten inches high, and represents a woman clad in the regalia of the ancient kingdom of Royal Benin, now part of Nigeria. It symbolizes the rising of a new nation. A detail of the sculpture. 1/Aug/1985. UN Photo/Lois Conner.

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Taken on August 1, 1985