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Sculpture

Object Number:
AF5106
Current Location:
Culture:
Edo (Africa)
Provenience:
Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Culture Area:
Edo (Africa)
Date Made:
16th-19th century
Section:
African
Materials:
Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:
Lost wax casting
Iconography:
Python Head
Description:
Snake head.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994)
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Iyare: Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theater (01 Nov 2008 - 01 Mar 2009)
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African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Brincard, Marie-Therese. 2004. The Power of Bronze: Royal Sculpture from The Kingdom of Benin. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21
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[Book] Ben-Amos, Paula G. 1995. The Art of Benin. 1-128. : Page/Fig./Plate: 44
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[Catalogue] Roberts, Allen. 1995. Animals in African Art: From the Familiar to the Marvelous. : Page/Fig./Plate: 119
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[Book] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.
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[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 128
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