University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF5078
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Ishan
Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Culture Area: Ishan
Edo (Africa)
Date Made: 19th century
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Antelope?
Goat?
Height: 38.4cm
Width: 10.9cm
Depth: 12.5cm

Description

Carved wooden goat or antelope's head originally attached to a post, apparently as head. Long cylindrical neck carved with strips of diagonal lines alternating directions. Long vertical ears carved in feather pattern.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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
Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 67View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A5, A11View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View 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: 165View 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: 6/5View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] de la Burde, Roger. 1972. Ancestral Ram's Heads of the Edo-Speaking Peoples. African Arts. 6 (1): 28-34.View Objects cited in this Publication

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