Ijebu drum with fish legged figures. Egboni society. This large drum, of which the hide drumhead is missing, bears, in highly stylized carving, a representation of the king-god with his arm-supporters. The style differs from that typical of the capital city and closely resembles certain Yoruba carvings.
Purchased from the estate of George Byron Gordon
[Catalogue] Drewal, Henry J. 2008. Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diaspora. : Page/Fig./Plate: 47
[Catalogue] Brincard, Marie-Therese. 1989. Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments. : Page/Fig./Plate: 113
[Journal] Hall, H. U. "A Large Drum from Benin" Vol.: Vol. XIX, No. 2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 132,135, 137, 140
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