Figure Caption: This late 16th/early 17th bronze head from Nigeria's Benin Kingdom's depicts Idia, its first Iyoba, or Queen Mother. Used to decorate her palace memorial altar, it originally had inset iron pupils and a stylized iron "frown," emphasizing her power and strength of will. Photo: Lauren Hansen-Flaschen.
- Home Page: Iyare! Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre
- Location: University for Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
- Address: 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Dates: November 8, 2008-March 1, 2009
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