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: 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? - Dealer's Number

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:

African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957)View Objects in Exhibition
Iyare: Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theater (01 Nov 2008 - 01 Mar 2009)View Objects in Exhibition
Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 263View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Article] Coon, Carleton S. & Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. The University Museum Bulletin. 21 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: 39View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 113View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2016. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre. : Page/Fig./Plate: 53View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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