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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

An arm ornament in the form of a leopard, part of a ceremonial outfit of the Oba of Benin Featured Benin City Print

An arm ornament in the form of a leopard, part of a ceremonial outfit of the Oba of Benin

An arm ornament in the form of a leopard, part of a ceremonial outfit of the Oba of Benin. Regarded as the most powerful of animals, the leopard was a frequently used symbol of the Oba's authority. Country of Origin: Nigeria. Culture: Edo. Place of Origin: Benin City. Material Size: Ivory and copper studs. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / British Museum, London. Location: 08

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images