Pendant with a Queen Mother (Iyoba) playing a gong

Provenance

Early 20th century, taken from the Kingdom of Benin to England. 1961, Colonel Albert Horton, England; February 6, 1961, Colonel Horton sale, Sotheby’s, London, lot 152, sold for £ 880 to K. John Hewett (b. 1919 – d. 1994), London. 2012, promised gift of Robert Owen Lehman to the MFA.

Credit Line

Robert Owen Lehman Collection

Pendant with a Queen Mother (Iyoba) playing a gong

Dimensions
Length x width: 17.1 x 10.2 cm (6 3/4 x 4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ivory
Classification
Jewelry / Adornment
Accession Number
L-G 7.5.2012
On view
Benin Kingdom Gallery - 172

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