University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF5104
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yoruba
Ijebu
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin
Culture Area: Yoruba
Ijebu
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Human Figure
Elephant
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920

Description

Altar piece. Piece with two human figures, wearing openwork Yoruba caps and two elephants with trunks terminating in stylized human hands, indicating prehensility.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: D-2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Plass, Margaret, and Coon, Carleton S. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 21. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 34View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture.. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 30View 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: 124View 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: p. 196-197View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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