Iyoba Idia Profile Bronze Pendent

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£110.00  

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This is a 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 like the original renowned 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 bronze pendent is a small replica of the world-famous Benin Bronze profile cast 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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