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: 38.4 cm
Width: 10.9 cm
Depth: 12.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1921

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:

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
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:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 67View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 21 Nov 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News.. pg. 1-15 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: A5, A11View 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: 33View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture.. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 30View 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: 165View 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: 6/5View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] de la Burde, Roger. 1972. "Ancestral Ram's Heads of the Edo-Speaking Peoples". African Arts. Vol. 6. no. 1. pg. 28-34 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View 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: 188-189View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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