Iyoba Idia Profile Ring - Sterling Silver (Unisex and Adjustable)

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£90.00  

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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 sterling silver.  The original renowned 16th century works that came from the Benin Empire were cast in bronze.  Silver takes the original into a new direction.  

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 sterling silver ring is miniature replica of the world-famous Benin bronze bust cast in her image - a classic African artifact.  

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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