University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameIyoba
Object Number:AF5102
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Culture Area: Edo (Africa)
Date Made: early 17th century
Late Date: early 17th century
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Iconography:Female Head
Queen Mother
Height: 47.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920
Other Number:013 - Cast Number

Description

Iyoba (Queen Mother) with conical headress, but without hole in crown.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995) View Objects in Exhibition
In A Rush? Take a Quick Tour of The Museum ( Sep 1996 - Jun 1997) 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
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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: 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 2000. "(Back Cover)". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 42. no. 3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Back CoverView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Postcard: Brass Memorial Head of a Queen Mother, Benin. Early Style, Possibly 17th Century.. H. K. Barnett, Allison Park, Pa. 15101. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.. University Museum. Actual CitationView 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: 39View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2.. University Museum Bulletin. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 59View 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: 114View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Plass, Margaret. 1959. "The Art of Benin". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 1. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 3/1View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 263View 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: 47, 87View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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