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Hip or pendant mask of the iyoba (Queen Mother) Idia.

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Hip or pendant mask of the iyoba (Queen Mother) Idia.
16th c African (West) Benin Kingdom Sculpture

BENIN KINGDOM Anonymous (c. 900 - 1897)
BENIN KINGDOM Anonymous (c. 900 - 1897) Primary
c. 1550
16th c
h. 23.4cm.
ivory with metal inlay
Benin Kingdom
Benin Kingdom. Nigeria.
New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
SPL-000_IMG0085
Probably worn as part of the ceremonial regalia of the Oba Esigie.,

Caption: BENIN | Hip or pendant mask of the iyoba (Queen Mother) Idia. | c. 1550 | African | Benin

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