University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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, 1929


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.


[Catalogue] Drewal, Henry J. 2008. Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diaspora. : Page/Fig./Plate: 47View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Brincard, Marie-Therese. 1989. Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments. : Page/Fig./Plate: 113View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] Hall, H. U. "A Large Drum from Benin" Vol.: Vol. XIX, No. 2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 132,135, 137, 140View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2016. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre. : Page/Fig./Plate: 185View Objects cited in this Publication

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