Iyoba Idia Ring - Bronze (Unisex and Adjustable)

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£75.00  

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This ring celebrates a phenomenal African woman.  Iyoba Idia who hailed from the Kingdom of Benin during the 16th century.  The ring is unisex, is adjustable and fits a wide range of sizes.   The ring is cast in bronze like the original renowned 16th century works that came from the Benin Empire.   The shank is made from brass.  

Iyoba Idia was a warrior, politician, spiritual leader, and protector of the Edo people.  An adept politician among an era of male dominance. She was also known as the "The Hidden Oba" and remains a giant of true leadership.  This bronze ring is miniature replica of the world-famous ivory pendent mask of her image- a classic African artefact.  

For more information see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iJat3eyWag

http://rainqueensofafrica.com/2012/11/iyoba-idia-the-hidden-oba-of-benin/

http://www.cultureindevelopment.nl/News/Heritage_Africa/683/Queen_Idia_Mask's_sale_sets_Sotheby's_against_art_world

 

 

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