Online Collections at UoB - Objects
Go to the Advanced Search
<< Viewing Record 438 of 677 >>
View : Light Box | List View | Image List | Detailed
 


ID number:  BIRRC-D0036
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Chief Enahin
Title / Object name:  Queen mother head (Iyoba)
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  Benin City, Nigeria
Culture:  Edo (Bini)
Date made:  1950
Collector:  Danford, John
Materials:  Brass
Measurements:  37 cm
BIRRC-D0036(1).jpg

Sculptural head wearing coral bead headress.

Notes:  Chief Enahin was in charge of the Benin brass foundry. Supposedly based on a 17th century original, but W. Fagg points out that by 1950 there was a plaster cast of the B.M. original in the Benin museum.

4 Related Media Items

BIRRC-D0036(1).jpg
BIRRC-D0036(1).jpg
BIRRC-D0036(1).jpg
BIRRC-D0036(2).jpg
BIRRC-D0036(1).jpg
BIRRC-D0036(3).jpg
BIRRC-D0036(1).jpg
BIRRC-D0036.jpg

1 Related People

Danford, John

1913
1970
<< Viewing Record 438 of 677 >>