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
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Iconography:Female Head
Queen Mother
Height: 47.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920
Other Number013 - 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 Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957)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)View Objects in Exhibition
In A Rush? Take a Quick Tour of The Museum ( Sep 1996 - Jun 1997)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Brown, Martha M. 2009. Iyare! Splendor & Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre: An African Curriculum for Students. : Page/Fig./Plate: 9View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 42 (3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Back CoverView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Postcard: Brass Memorial Head of a Queen Mother, Benin. Early Style, Possibly 17th Century.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 39View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 59View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 114View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Plass, Margaret. 1959. The Art of Benin. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 1 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: 3/1View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 263View Objects cited in this Publication

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