University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-93-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Culture Area: Edo (Africa)
Date Made: Late 18th/Early 19th century
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Iconography:Human Female
Height: 37.8cm
Width: 8.5cm
Depth: 9.8cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929

Description

Ivory. Female, representing wife of king or noble; beadwork collar, beadwork anklets and bracelet; one arm missing.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 265View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 130View Objects cited in this Publication

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