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Benin City, Nigeria in Africa

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An ivory hip pendant depicting an Oba (Benin king) and two attendants Featured Benin City Print

An ivory hip pendant depicting an Oba (Benin king) and two attendants

An ivory hip pendant depicting an Oba (Benin king) and two attendants. It would have formed part of the Oba's regalia. Country of Origin: Nigeria. Culture: Edo. Date/Period: late 17th - early 18th century. Place of Origin: Benin City. Material Size: Ivory. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / National Commission of Museums & Monuments, Nigeria Location: 08

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images

A terracotta head from the ancestral shrine of a leading member of the brass casting guild Featured Benin City Print

A terracotta head from the ancestral shrine of a leading member of the brass casting guild

A terracotta head from the ancestral shrine of a leading member of the brass casting guild. The Oba of Benin maintained strict control over the use of prestige materials: heads cast in brass were used only by the royal family, wooden heads by non-royal chiefs, and ceramic heads by the brass casters. Country of Origin: Nigeria. Culture: Edo. Date/Period: 17th Century. Place of Origin: Benin City. Material Size: Terracotta. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / Courtesy Entwistle Gallery, London. Location: 08

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images

A plaque which decorated the palaceof the Benin Obas Featured Benin City Print

A plaque which decorated the palaceof the Benin Obas

A plaque which decorated the palaceof the Benin Obas. A depiction of Portuguese male figures of traders or officials. They are holding hands and are possibly father and son. Detail. Country of Origin: Nigeria. Culture: Edo. Date/Period: 1575-1625 (middle period). Place of Origin: Benin City. Material Size: Brass, h=52 cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / Courtesy Entwistle Gallery, London. Location: 09

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images