Queen Mother Idia Handcrafted Wall Art Decor
This wonderfully crafted piece of art of Queen Mother (Iyoba) Idia, warrior queen mother of Benin Empire is definitely a unique and rare piece to own. This piece is made with ceramic and hand painted with bronze on a wooden frame.
Queen Iyoba Idia, warrior queen mother of Benin Empire played an instrumental role in her son's successful military campaigns against neighboring tribes and factions. After her death, Oba Esigie ordered dedicatory heads of the queen to be made, to be placed in front of altars or in the Queen Mother's palace. The heads were designed to honor her military achievements and ceremonial power.
Dimensions: 14" x 6"