University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF5106
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Culture Area: Edo (Africa)
Date Made: 16th-19th century
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Iconography:Python Head
Height: 11.3cm
Length: 41.5cm
Width: 28.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920


Snake head.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Catalogue] Brincard, Marie-Therese. 2004. The Power of Bronze: Royal Sculpture from The Kingdom of Benin. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Ben-Amos, Paula G. 1995. The Art of Benin. 1-128. : Page/Fig./Plate: 44View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Roberts, Allen. 1995. Animals in African Art: From the Familiar to the Marvelous. : Page/Fig./Plate: 119View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: D-5View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 128View Objects cited in this Publication

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