University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF5104
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Nigeria
Culture Area: Yoruba
Iconography:Human Figure
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920


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:

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


[Book] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: D-2View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 34View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 30View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 124View Objects cited in this Publication

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