University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF2066
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Period: 16th Century
Date Made: 16th century
Early Date: 1520
Late Date: 1580
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Iconography:Figures
Spear
Shield
Height: 47 cm
Width: 43 cm
Depth: 4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:25860 - Dealer's Number

Description

Plaque with seven figures holding spears, shields, etc.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995) View Objects in Exhibition
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

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 264View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Brown, Martha M. 2009. Iyare! Splendor & Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre: An African Curriculum for Students.. Hollister Kids for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: coverView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Curnow, Kathy. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre Vol.: 50, No. 3.. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 29View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Other] Handbill/Iyare! Splendor & Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: FrontView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Postcard. 2008. Invitation/Iyare! Splendor & Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: FrontView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Penn Museum. 2008. When in the World?/Calendar.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: CoverView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Celenko, Theodore. Egypt in Africa.. Indianapolis Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 51View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] IBM Gallery of Science and Art. 1989. Poster: Discovering The Past: Highlights from The University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania.. IBM Corporation. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Ben-Amos, Paula G., and Barnes, Sandra T. 1983. "Benin, Oyo, and Dahomey: Warfare, State Building, and the Sacralization of Iron in West African History". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 25. no. 2. pg. 5-14 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 6; Figure 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: 43View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Jefferson, Louise E. 1974. The Decorative Arts of Africa.. William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 131View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture.. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] "The Art of Great Benin" Vol.: Vol. 3, No.4.. The Museum Journal. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 79View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Madeira, Percy C. 1964. Men in Search of Man: The First Seventy-Five Years of the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.. University of Pennsylvania Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 80View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum. Actual CitationView 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: 29View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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