University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-93-39
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Yoruba
Provenience: Nigeria
Culture Area: West Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929

Description

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.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Drewal, Henry J. 2008. Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diaspora. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 47View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Brincard, Marie-Therese. 1989. Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 113View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Hall, H. U. "A Large Drum from Benin" Vol.: 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 185View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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