University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF2066
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Period: 16th Century
Date Made: 16th century
Early Date: 1520
Late Date: 1580
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Iconography:Figures
Spear
Shield
Height: 47cm
Width: 43cm
Depth: 4cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number25860 - Dealer's Number

Description

Plaque with seven figures holding spears, shields, etc.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994)View Objects in Exhibition
Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960)View Objects in Exhibition
Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)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

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 264View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Brown, Martha M. 2009. Iyare! Splendor & Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre: An African Curriculum for Students. : Page/Fig./Plate: coverView Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] Curnow, Kathy. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre Vol.: 50, No. 3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 39View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] 2008. Handbill/Iyare! Splendor & Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre. : Page/Fig./Plate: FrontView Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Postcard. 2008. Invitation/Iyare! Splendor & Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre. : Page/Fig./Plate: FrontView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Penn Museum. 2008. When in the World?/Calendar. : Page/Fig./Plate: CoverView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Celenko, Theodore. Egypt in Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: 51View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] IBM Gallery of Science and Art. 1989. Poster: Discovering The Past: Highlights from The University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Barnes, Sandra T. & Ben-Amos, Paula G. 1983. Benin, Oyo, and Dahomey: Warfare, State Building, and the Sacralization of Iron in West African History. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 25 (2): 5-14. : Page/Fig./Plate: 6View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 43View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Jefferson, Louise E. 1974. The Decorative Arts of Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: 131View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] "The Art of Great Benin" Vol.: Vol. 3, No.4. : Page/Fig./Plate: 79View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Madeira, Percy C. 1964. Men in Search of Man: The First Seventy-Five Years of the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 80View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.View Objects cited in this Publication

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