University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF2064A
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 16th century
Section:African
Materials:Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:Lost wax casting
Iconography:Human Head
Height: 22.8cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number25023 - Dealer's Number

Description

Head of a statue. Chin not confined in "choker". Headdress like AF2063. From royal altar of Benin.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994)View Objects in Exhibition
Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960)View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)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: 3View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 32View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] "The Art of Great Benin" Vol.: Vol. 3, No.4. : Page/Fig./Plate: 77View Objects cited in this Publication

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