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Ife Style Bronze Vessel - CK.0096
Origin: West Africa
Circa: 20 th Century AD
Dimensions: 12" (30.5cm) high x 8.25" (21.0cm) wide x 9" (22.9cm) depth
Collection: Decorative Arts
Medium: Bronze


Additional Information: Preusser Lab Test

Location: United States
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Description
This bronze sculpture depicts a queen, decorated in the traditional ornamentation of Ife royalty, including a flanged crown, beaded necklaces and cuffs. Her body is wrapped around the cup of the vessel while a traditional Ife throne is present at the foot of the piece. In her hand, she hold a small staff topped with a human head. Such staffs survive today and are well-known in the Yoruba/Ife oeuvre. This sculpture is based upon an example dating from the 12th-15th century housed in the collection of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments in Lagos, Nigeria. - (CK.0096)

 

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