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This exquisite handmade pendant-mask is a work of art and a true representation of a 16th century mask of iyoba (Queen Mother) of the Edo people of Nigeria, Court of Benin. It was rare for a woman to achieve status and authority equal to that of senior town chiefs, but because of her wise counsel and her help in securing his claim to the throne, Esigie (one of Benin’s greatest leaders in the sixteenth century) honored his mother, Queen Idia, by bestowing the title of iyoba (Queen Mother) upon her. An original pendant mask made of ivory, iron and copper is housed in the British Museum, in London, and an almost identical mask is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Our pendants are made of .999 fine silver and enhanced with a generous layer of 22k gold. Because bracelets and rings take a lot of abuse from daily wear, we make all our bracelets and rings out of a more durable high-grade (.935 - .960 purity) sterling silver. This higher grade silver is also highly resistant to tarnish. Although each heirloom quality piece we make may be similar, we handmake each piece and incorporate unique differences in each. Available exclusively from ALCJR Enterprises!

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IyobaImage available as a pendant and as a bracelet enhanced with 22k Gold

Upon special request, we can also
custom make-to-size as a ring.

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Idia (Iyoba) Bracelet
Sterling Silver
(.935 Cuff and .960 Image)
22k Yellow Gold Enhancement

$245.95 (Free Shipping in USA)
You will receive this one-of-a-kind bracelet

Visit this Metropolitan Museum of Art [US] link
to learn more about Idia, the first iyoba (Queen Mother) of Benin

The following link will give you a much more extensive insight into the importance of Idia, the first iyoba (Queen Mother) of Benin.
Idia was
the mother of 16th century Benin oba (King), Esigie
Visit this link

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