University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF2064B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 1400 - 1500 AD
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1500
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Iconography:Human Head
Height: 22.8cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number25024 - Dealer's Number


Head of statue. Chin not confined in "choker". Headdress like AF2063. From royal altar of Benin.

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
Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960)View Objects in Exhibition


[Journal] Curnow, Kathy. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre Vol.: 50, No. 3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 40View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] Purpura, Allyson. African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never broke a Back Vol.: 38, No. 2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 78-80View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Blackmun Visona, Monica. 2001. A History of Art in Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: 321View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Blier, Suzanne P. 1998. The Royal Arts of Africa: The Majesty of Form. 272. : Page/Fig./Plate: 45View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: 18View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 32View Objects cited in this Publication

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