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
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Snake Head
Python Head?
Height: 11.3 cm
Length: 41.5 cm
Width: 28.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920


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


[Catalogue] Brincard, Marie-Therese. 2004. The Power of Bronze: Royal Sculpture from The Kingdom of Benin.. Neuberger Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 21; Fig. 8View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Ben-Amos, Paula G. 1995. The Art of Benin.. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. pg. 1-128 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 44; Fig. 31View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Roberts, Allen. 1995. Animals in African Art: From the Familiar to the Marvelous.. The Museum for African Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 119View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: D-5View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar".. The Museum Journal. Vol. XIII, No.2 (June). pg. 105-168 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 128View 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: 24View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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