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Object Number:AF2062
Current Location: Africa Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost Wax Casting
Iconography:Human Head
Height: 38 cm
Width: 25 cm
Depth: 25 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:29557 | 29559 - Dealer's Number

Description

Yellow bronze or brass. Headdress with wings. This and No. 2061 have projects bases. Two rods curving forward from below wings rest on eyes. Otherwise broadly similar to other heads.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995 - 11 Sep 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, Henry U. "Fetish Figures of Equatorial Africa". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. XI. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 44View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Plass, Margaret B., and Coon, Carleton S. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 21. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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