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Clapper, possibly 1800s. Creator: Unknown

Clapper, possibly 1800s. This clapper was played by striking the beak of the bird with a metal rod. It is used in a ritual called ugie oro, which commemorates an early 16th-century military victory of King Esigie. This festival illustrates the divine power of the Benin king to protect the kingdom and its inhabitants against natural and supernatural forces. The bird has been identified as a vulture, ibis, hornbill, eagle, or kingfisher

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Behanzin, The former King of Dahomey in exile

Behanzin, the Former king of Dahomey in exile in Algeria. Behanzin (1844-1906) is considered the eleventh King of Dahomey (now Benin). Upon taking the throne, he changed his name from Kondo. He succeeded his father, Glele, and ruled from 1889 to 1894. Behanzin was the last independent ruler established through traditional power structures - he led the national resistance during the Dahomey War. Date: circa 1900

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

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Review of the 14th July, Our Colonial Troops, illustration from 'Le Petit Journal'

XIR414878 Review of the 14th July, Our Colonial Troops, illustration from 'Le Petit Journal', supplement illustre, 13th July 1913 (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; ( revue du 14 Juillet, nos troupes coloniales; quatorze; Soudan; Tchad; mehariste; Legion Etrangere; legionnaire; Chasseur; RF; Republique Francaise;); French, out of copyright

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