PRINCESS ADESUWA is the daughter of king Esigie, the grand daughter of Queen Idia killed by a Benin Chief for refusing to lose her virtue. King Esigie later sent a warrior to kill the chief Ogieobo as a reprisal.
She represents standing strong for your values no matter the consequences. Note the sad but resolute expression on her face.
She is carved from fine hardwoods, stands almost 15 inches high and weighs 3.6 pounds.