Iyoba Idia Ring - 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 100% silver.

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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