Carved wooden goat or antelope's head originally attached to a post, apparently as head. Long cylindrical neck carved with strips of diagonal lines alternating directions. Long vertical ears carved in feather pattern.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)
Iyare: Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theater (01 Nov 2008 - 01 Mar 2009)
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 67
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A5, A11
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 33
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 30
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 165
[Article] Plass, Margaret. 1959. The Art of Benin. Expedition. 1 (4)
: Page/Fig./Plate: 6/5
[Article] de la Burde, Roger. 1972. Ancestral Ram's Heads of the Edo-Speaking Peoples. African Arts. 6 (1): 28-34.
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