University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF5082
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 16th century
Early Date: 1520
Late Date: 16th century
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Iconography:Male Head
Height: 20.7 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1921
Other Number:105? - Dealer's Number


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:

Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960) 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


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Coon, Carleton S. & Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. The University Museum Bulletin. 21 (4)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2016. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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