The Penn Museum is now open! Learn more about our guidelines for your visit.
logo

Plaque

This object is On Display
467192

View All (7) Object Images


3630
77143
113445
459048
Object Number:AF5108
Current Location: Africa Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 16th century
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost Wax Casting
Iconography:Human Figure
Ox Head
Height: 42.01 cm
Width: 38 cm
Depth: 9.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920
Other Number:134 - Dealer's Number
068 - Cast Number

Description

Two figures in relief, one holding an ox's head.

Warriors presenting a sacrifice.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995 - 11 Sep 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] 1965. Reproductions.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2.. The University Museum Bulletin. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 61View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Hall, Henry U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar".. The Museum Journal. Vol. XIII, No.2 (June). pg. 105-168 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 121View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2016. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre.. pg. 252 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org