Iyoba Idia Mask Bronze Pendent

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£110.00  

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This is another statement pendent that celebrates one of Africa’s trailblazing women - Iyoba Idia who hailed from the Kingdom of Benin during the 16th century.  The pendent large, bold, and unisex.   The pendent is cast in bronze – the metal that the Benin Empire was is renowned for using for its 16th century Benin Empire artefacts.   The pendent comes complete with a bronze chain. 

Iyona 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 gold-plated bronze ring is miniature replica of the world-famous Benin carved ivory pendent mask cast in 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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