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: 37.8 cm
Width: 8.5 cm
Depth: 9.8 cm
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 - 11 Sep 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 265View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Hall, Henry U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar".. The Museum Journal. Vol. XIII, No.2 (June). pg. 105-168 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 130View 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: 48View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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