University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF5104
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Yoruba
Ijebu
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin
Culture Area: Yoruba
Ijebu
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Human Figure
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920

Description

Altar piece. Piece with two human figures, wearing openwork Yoruba caps and two elephants with trunks terminating in stylized human hands, indicating prehensility.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iyare: Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theater (01 Nov 2008 - 01 Mar 2009)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: D-2View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 34View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 30View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 124View Objects cited in this Publication

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