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Work Record

Class [controlled] sculpture • costume • African art
*Work Type [link to authority] mask
*Title Pendant Mask: Iyoba | Title Type: preferred
*Creator display unknown Nigerian, Court of Benin,
for Oba Esigie (King of Benin, 1404-1550)
*Role [link]: artist | [link]: unknown Nigerian
Role [link]: patron | [link]: Oba Esigie
*Creation Date early 16th century | [controlled]:
Earliest: 1500; Latest: 1530
*Subject [link] religion and mythology • apparel • human figure • female • face • ceremonial object • Iyoba (queen mother)
Culture [link] Nigerian
*Current Location [link to authority]

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York, United States) | ID: 1978.412.323

*Measurements 23.8 cm (height) (9 3/8 inches) |
[controlled]: Value: 23.8; Unit: cm; Type: height
*Materials and Techniques

ivory, iron, copper
Material [link]: ivory • iron • copper

Style [link to authority] Edo (African)
Description Believed to have been produced in the
early 16th century for the Oba Esigie (1404-1550),
the king of Benin, to honor his mother, Idia. The Oba
may have worn it at rites commemorating his mother
Description Sources [link] Metropolitan Museum of Art online. http://www
.metmuseum.org (accessed February 1, 2004)
British Museum online. http://www.thebritish
museum.ac.uk (accessed February 9, 2005)
Related Work Relationship Type [controlled]: pendant of
[link to Work Record]: Ivory Mask ; unknown
Benin; probably 16th century; British Museum
(London, England), Ethno 1910.5-13.1
 

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Work Record

Class [controlled] sculpture • costume • African art
*Work Type [link to authority] mask
*Title Ivory Mask
*Creator display unknown Nigerian, Court of Benin,
for Oba Esigie (King of Benin, 1404-1550)
*Role [link]: artist | [link]: unknown Nigerian
Role [link]: patron | [link]: Oba Esigie
*Creation Date probably 16th century | [controlled]:
Earliest: 1590; Latest: 1599
*Subject [link] religion and mythology • apparel • human figure • female • face • ceremonial object • Iyoba (queen mother)
*Current Location [link to authority] British Museum (London, England) | ID: Ethno 1910.5-13.1
*Measurements 24.5 x 12.5 x 6 cm (9 3/4 x 4 7/8 x
2 3/8 inches)
[controlled]: Value: 24.5; Unit: cm; Type: height |
Value: 12.5; Unit: cm; Type: width | Value: 6;
Unit: cm; Type: depth
*Materials and Techniques ivory | Material [link]:
ivory
Source [link to authority] British Museum online (accessed February 17, 2004)
Related Work Relationship Type [controlled]: pendant of
[link to Work Record]: Pendant Mask: Iyoba
Metropolitan Museum (New York, New York,
United States); 1978.412.323
 

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