Iyoba Idia Bronze Profile (Orange) A5 Notebook
Iyoba Idia Bronze Profile (Orange) A5 Notebook

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Iyoba Idia Bronze Profile (Orange) A5 Notebook

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A practical and unique A5 Blank Journal (200 pages /100 leaves), 199gsm off-white paper). Size 210 x 148 mm or 8.27 x 5.83 inches.  The notebook has a matt-laminated finished cover with a vintage style appearance. A great item for those who appreciate African history & culture.


About the Image 

This journal features the iconic image of a 16th century bronze profile of the likeness of Iyoba Idia (Queen Mother) from the ancient Kingdom of Benin (now in modern day Nigeria).   The mask is one of the most recognisable African images.


About Iyoba Idia

Iyoba Idia was of the Edo people. She was a warrior, protector, and a political & spiritual guide who fought for her son, Osegie, to claim the title of Oba of the Kingdom of Benin (c1504 to c1550). Her power and influence were such that she has been referred to as the ‘Hidden Oba’. She represents a timeless example of a leader.


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