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Bronze plaque made in the early 17th century showing a central figure of an Oba or chief flanked by two attendants, with two smaller Portuguese figures in the background, probably hung on the palace wall at the court in Benin.

Bronze plaque made in the early 17th century showing a central figure of an Oba or chief flanked by two attendants, with two smaller Portuguese figures in the background, probably hung on the palace wall at the court in Benin.

En este video se encuentra una animación interesante y  humorística  acerca de los bronzes de Benín.

En este video se encuentra una animación interesante y humorística acerca de los bronzes de Benín.

Relief plaque showing a dignitary with drum and two attendants striking gongs | Copper alloy | Possibly 16th century | Nigeria | Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Relief plaque showing a dignitary with drum and two attendants striking gongs | Copper alloy | Possibly 16th century | Nigeria | Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Benin plaque: the oba with Europeans  Benin, Nigeria, Edo peoples, 16th century AD

Benin plaque: the oba with Europeans Benin, Nigeria, Edo peoples, 16th century AD

Africa  |  Among the Kalabari Ijo peoples, who live in the delta area of the lower Niger River, important rituals honor and appease water spirits, who were believed responsible for ensuring the Ijo's food supply and their fertility. This mask represents one of these water spirits, otobo, “hippopotamus.” Collected ca. 1916.

Africa | Among the Kalabari Ijo peoples, who live in the delta area of the lower Niger River, important rituals honor and appease water spirits, who were believed responsible for ensuring the Ijo's food supply and their fertility. This mask represents one of these water spirits, otobo, “hippopotamus.” Collected ca. 1916.

Nelson Rockefeller Plaque: Equestrian Oba and Attendants, Edo people, Court of Benin, Nigeria, 1550-1680

Nelson Rockefeller Plaque: Equestrian Oba and Attendants, Edo people, Court of Benin, Nigeria, 1550-1680

Benin plaque: the oba with Europeans. Benin, Nigeria, Edo peoples, 16th century AD.

Benin plaque: the oba with Europeans. Benin, Nigeria, Edo peoples, 16th century AD.

British Museum - A History of the World in 100 objects

British Museum - A History of the World in 100 objects

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