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An ivory mask from Benin, Nigeria worn by the Oba of Benin on ceremonial occasions
An ivory mask from Benin, Nigeria worn by the Oba of Benin on ceremonial occasions
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Tusk, Nigeria, 1850-1888. Creator: Unknown
Tusk, Nigeria, 1850-1888. Creator: Unknown
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Head (Uhunmwun Elao), Nigeria, 18th/early 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Head (Uhunmwun Elao), Nigeria, 18th/early 19th century. Creator: Unknown
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Plaque, Nigeria, 16th/17th century. Creator: Unknown
Plaque, Nigeria, 16th/17th century. Creator: Unknown
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Commemorative Head, Nigeria, Probably mid-17th/mid-18th century. Creator: Unknown
Commemorative Head, Nigeria, Probably mid-17th/mid-18th century. Creator: Unknown
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Two Girls Under Plum Tree. Creator: Nishikawa Sukenobu
Two Girls Under Plum Tree. Creator: Nishikawa Sukenobu
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Three Courtesans Weaving Silk. Creator: Nishikawa Sukenobu
Three Courtesans Weaving Silk. Creator: Nishikawa Sukenobu
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A Courtesan Followed by Two Girl Attendants, ca. 1690-1751. Creator: Nishikawa Sukenobu
A Courtesan Followed by Two Girl Attendants, ca. 1690-1751. Creator: Nishikawa Sukenobu
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The House of Umegawa. Creator: Nishimura Shigenobu
The House of Umegawa. Creator: Nishimura Shigenobu
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Two Women Reclining on the Floor of a Room and Reading a Book, ca. 1730., ca. 1730
Two Women Reclining on the Floor of a Room and Reading a Book, ca. 1730., ca. 1730
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Style of the Dancer, first half of 18th century., first half of 18th century
Style of the Dancer, first half of 18th century., first half of 18th century
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Lady Interrupting Her Lover, who is Playing the Shamisen. Creator: Nishikawa Sukenobu
Lady Interrupting Her Lover, who is Playing the Shamisen. Creator: Nishikawa Sukenobu
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An ivory mask from Benin, Nigeria worn by the Oba of Benin on ceremonial occasions Featured Image

An ivory mask from Benin, Nigeria worn by the Oba of Benin on ceremonial occasions

This mask was worn by the Oba of Benin at the waist on ceremonial occasions. It represents an ancestor or predecessor

© CM Dixon / Heritage-Images

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Lady Playing Shamisen, with Her Lover and Attendant Nearby. Creator: Nishikawa Sukenobu
Lady Playing Shamisen, with Her Lover and Attendant Nearby. Creator: Nishikawa Sukenobu
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A Fon bocio, with tiny calabashes of medicine intended to empower the hand of the
A Fon bocio, with tiny calabashes of medicine intended to empower the hand of the
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A plaque showing an entrance to the palace of the Oba of Benin (detail)
A plaque showing an entrance to the palace of the Oba of Benin (detail)
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An ornamental hip mask
An ornamental hip mask
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A plaque depicting a hunter, possibly a Portuguese soldier, armed with a crossbow
A plaque depicting a hunter, possibly a Portuguese soldier, armed with a crossbow
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Detail of the lid of an ivory salt cellar around the base of which are figures of
Detail of the lid of an ivory salt cellar around the base of which are figures of
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A Benin ivory box showing two Portuguese soldiers fighting beside a slaughtered dragon
A Benin ivory box showing two Portuguese soldiers fighting beside a slaughtered dragon
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An ivory salt cellar around the base of which are figures of Portuguese noblemen
An ivory salt cellar around the base of which are figures of Portuguese noblemen
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A miniature head from an ancestral shrine
A miniature head from an ancestral shrine
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A Fon bocio, accumulating and binding together powerful objects to aid its maker
A Fon bocio, accumulating and binding together powerful objects to aid its maker
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The chains on this Fon bocio, a powerful accumulation of secret objects, symbolize
The chains on this Fon bocio, a powerful accumulation of secret objects, symbolize
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A Fon bocio, a powerful accumulation of secret objects, wrapping a monkey skull
A Fon bocio, a powerful accumulation of secret objects, wrapping a monkey skull
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A plaque showing an entrance to the palace of the Oba of Benin (detail) Featured Image

A plaque showing an entrance to the palace of the Oba of Benin (detail)

A plaque showing an entrance to the palace of the Oba of Benin (detail). The entrance has a turret on which is a python, king of snakes and messenger of the god Olukun, ruler of the seas. The pillars supporting the turret have representations of the Portuguese. The door is flanked by four attendants, two on each side. Country of Origin: Nigeria. Culture: Edo. Date/Period: possibly 17th century. Place of Origin: Benin. Material Size: Brass, h=52cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin. Location: 09

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A powerful medicinal object, known as a bocio, accumulating a variety of animal
A powerful medicinal object, known as a bocio, accumulating a variety of animal
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Wooden figure of the Fon vodu Legba, with movable penis
Wooden figure of the Fon vodu Legba, with movable penis
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Benin ivory figure, probably depicting a European
Benin ivory figure, probably depicting a European
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This almost life-size altar image is of the cult god Gu, to whom was attributed the
This almost life-size altar image is of the cult god Gu, to whom was attributed the
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At his coronation each Fon king received a group of praise names determined by the
At his coronation each Fon king received a group of praise names determined by the
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A Benin chiefs son leaning against the shield of his father
A Benin chiefs son leaning against the shield of his father
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The street of the brass casters in Benin City
The street of the brass casters in Benin City
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The Akairo-Mnowon, or royal jester, at the court of Benin
The Akairo-Mnowon, or royal jester, at the court of Benin
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The late Oba Akenzua II in full regalia, including a coral garment and headpiece
The late Oba Akenzua II in full regalia, including a coral garment and headpiece
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Sword ceremony of Chief Okonghae Ogiamwen, performed in the shrine in the palace courtyard
Sword ceremony of Chief Okonghae Ogiamwen, performed in the shrine in the palace courtyard
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Chiefs and court officials participating in one of the major royal and civic rituals of Benin City
Chiefs and court officials participating in one of the major royal and civic rituals of Benin City
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A courtyard at the Obas palace, Benin City
A courtyard at the Obas palace, Benin City
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At his coronation each Fon king received a group of praise names determined by the Featured Image

At his coronation each Fon king received a group of praise names determined by the

At his coronation each Fon king received a group of praise names determined by the divination sign cast for him by the royal Fa diviner. Court art such as this lion from the royal palace in Abomey generally represented the power of the king through an aspect of these names. Country of Origin: Benin Republic. Culture: Fon. Place of Origin: Southern Benin. Material Size: Wood. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / Allan Brandt Collection. Location: 51

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images

The overgrown fortifications of the ancient city of Benin
The overgrown fortifications of the ancient city of Benin
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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
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Hip mask worn by Benin chiefs
Hip mask worn by Benin chiefs
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A plaque depicting a servant collecting fruit, one of many which decorated the palace
A plaque depicting a servant collecting fruit, one of many which decorated the palace
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A pair of armlets with relief decoration
A pair of armlets with relief decoration
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A brass plaque from the palace of the Oba of Benin, depicting three of the naked
A brass plaque from the palace of the Oba of Benin, depicting three of the naked
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Benin brass plaque from the palace, depicting an Oba on horseback supported by two retainers
Benin brass plaque from the palace, depicting an Oba on horseback supported by two retainers
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A figure of a hornblower or trumpeter such as would have been part of the retinue
A figure of a hornblower or trumpeter such as would have been part of the retinue
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Plaque with a representation of a drummer
Plaque with a representation of a drummer
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A plaque which decorated the palace of the Benin Obas
A plaque which decorated the palace of the Benin Obas
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The right to wear ivory armlets was restricted to the Oba of Benin himself
The right to wear ivory armlets was restricted to the Oba of Benin himself
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A plaque which decorated the palace of the Obas
A plaque which decorated the palace of the Obas
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