University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF5082
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 16th century
Early Date: 1520
Late Date: 1580
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Iconography:Male Head
King
Height: 20.7cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1921
Other Number105? - Field No SF

Description

Bronze head of a 15th Century king. Three small cicatrizations in middle of forehead, damaged inlay, four over each eye; much battered.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 263View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 39View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 113View Objects cited in this Publication

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