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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
Measurements: 37 cm
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.
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