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Object Number:29-93-39
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Nigeria
Culture Area: West Africa
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927


Ijebu drum with fish legged figures. Egboni society. This large drum, of which the hide drumhead is missing, bears, in highly stylized carving, a representation of the king-god with his arm-supporters. The style differs from that typical of the capital city and closely resembles certain Yoruba carvings.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Drewal, Henry J. 2008. Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diaspora.. Fowler Museum at UCLA. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 47View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Brincard, Marie-Therese. 1989. Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments.. The American Federation of Arts. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 113View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, Henry U. "A Large Drum from Benin". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. XIX. no. 2. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 132,135, 137, 140View 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: 185View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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