University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF5081
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 19th century
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost Wax Casting
Iconography:Human Head
Height: 44.7 cm
Outside Diameter:29 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1921

Description

Very large, with winged headdress.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition
Iyare: Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theater (01 Nov 2008 - 01 Mar 2009) View Objects in Exhibition
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995 - 11 Sep 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Celenko, Theodore. Egypt in Africa.. Indianapolis Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 59View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Plass, Margaret, and Coon, Carleton S. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 21. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture.. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 32View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum. Actual CitationView 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: 36View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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