University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF5106
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Culture Area: Edo (Africa)
Date Made: 16th-19th century
Late Date: 16th-19th century
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Iconography:Animal
Snake Head
Python Head?
Height: 11.3 cm
Length: 41.5 cm
Width: 28.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920

Description

Snake head.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995) View Objects in Exhibition
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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Brincard, Marie-Therese. 2004. The Power of Bronze: Royal Sculpture from The Kingdom of Benin.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Ben-Amos, Paula G. 1995. The Art of Benin. 1-128.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Roberts, Allen. 1995. Animals in African Art: From the Familiar to the Marvelous.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.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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