University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 21167A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Length: 17
Width: 11.2
Credit Line:Gift of Henry Ling Roth, 1899

Description

Human face; the nose elongated into a mudfish whose tail ends in a human hand. "Bells" around edge (some missing) - at top ...?


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Journal] Curnow, Kathy. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre Vol.: 50, No. 3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 40View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Penn Museum. 2008. When in the World?/Calendar. : Page/Fig./Plate: CoverView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 126View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: F-3View Objects cited in this Publication

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