Gladys Juma


    • Female
    • Sculptor


    About the artist

    Sculpture was made by Omo Edoosa depicting the Edo tribe from Benin Kingdom in Nigeria. This is one of the 7 very rare sculptures made in the late 17th early 18th century.The Ancient Benin Warrior bronze artwork has been a very rear bronze master piece. The bronze work was originally sculptured by a Bronze sculptor from the Benin Kingdom called Omo Edoosa. His master piece is famous among the royal family of the Benin Kingdom. Between 1750 to 1782, Omo Edoosa was commissioned by the Royal Chiefs of the Benin Kingdom to sculpt 7 rear master piece for the royal family. The plan of the Chief was the present this 7 bronze sculptured work to the Oba of Benin at his Yearly Igue Festival. The Igue festival allowance the Benin Kingdom indigence to showcase its rich Cultural Heritage. Omg Edoosa did not fail in the task give to him by the royal chiefs. He delivered all the 7 bronze master piece and they where presented to the Oba of Benin. The Oba of Benin held on to the bronze works for another 10 years in his royal palace. This work called “The Benin Warrior” was one among them. At the 10 years, the Oba of Benin gave out three of the bronze art work made by Omo Edoosa, to three high chiefs for the had work and dedication to the royal palace. The chief includes the Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Izomo of Benin Kingdom and Ero of Benin Kingdom. The “ “Benin Warrior bronze art was given to the Iyase family. Currently, the bronze work was sold to Chief S.U. Igbe. The current Iyasa of Benin Kingdom to Miss Gladys Juma

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