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Benin Gallery

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Choose from 102 pictures in our Benin collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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

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

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images

The chains on this Fon bocio, a powerful accumulation of secret objects, symbolize Featured Print

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 the binding of an enemy. Fon religion was devoted towards spirits known as vodu, from which the term voodoo has evolved. Many practices, including the construction of magic medicines like this, have survived in Haiti. Country of Origin: Benin Republic. Culture: Fon. Place of Origin: Southern Benin. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / Ben Heller Collection, New York. Location: 51

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images

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