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Object Number:AF2060A
Current Location: Africa Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 17th century CE
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Materials:Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost Wax Casting
Iconography:Human Head
Height: 30 cm
Width: 22.3 cm
Depth: 22.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:25871 - Dealer's Number


Commemorative Head representation of the Ọba. Wearing a beaded crown with flower-shaped ornaments, single large bead hangs from center, braids decorated with beads hang from sides and back, (odigba) stacked beaded collar from neck to chin.

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
African Gallery (1990 - Aug 1995) View Objects in Exhibition
Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery (1987 - 1990) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995 - 11 Sep 2018) View Objects in Exhibition


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[Book] Brown, Martha M. 2009. Iyare! Splendor & Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre: An African Curriculum for Students.. Hollister Kids for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Dec 1912. "The Art of Great Benin". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 3. no. 4. pg. 76-81 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 76, fig. 39View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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