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Musician with Transverse Horn: Benin Nigeria. 17th/18th century. This figure is usually seen as a court official whose job it was to herald the arrival of the Oba's royal entourage with the blow of his horn during public processions.

Musician with Transverse Horn: Benin Nigeria. This figure is usually seen as a court official whose job it was to herald the arrival of the Oba's royal entourage with the blow of his horn during public processions.

Veranda Post of Enthroned King and Senior Wife   Olowe of Ise (died 1938) Yoruba Ikere, Ekiti region, Nigeria From the palace of the ogoga (king) of Ikere  Veranda Post of Enthroned King and Senior Wife (Opo Ogoga), 1910/14  Wood and pigment 152.5 x 31.75 x 40.6 cm (60 x 12 1/2 x 16 in.)  Major Acquisitions Centennial Fund, 1984.550  African Art and Indian Art of the Americas Gallery 137  This veranda post is one of four sculpted for the palace at Ikere by the renowned Yoruba artist Olowe…

Veranda Post of Enthroned King and Senior Wife Olowe of Ise (died Yoruba Ikere, Ekiti region, Nigeria

Benin Figure. Edo Peoples - Benin, Nigeria.

Full: Front Figure (man blowing horn or flute) made of bronze. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Horn Player Benin Empire, 1550-1680 The Metropolitan Museum of Art “In the art of Benin, works in bronze can be commissioned only by the Oba, or ruler, or by others with his permission. According to oral traditions, the technique of lost-wax bronze casting was brought to Benin around the end of the fourteenth century from Ife, the ancient kingdom to the north noted for its exquisite cast-bronze commemorative heads. Prior to that time, Benin craftsmen produced hammered and incised, but ...

Horn Player Benin Empire, The Metropolitan Museum of Art “In the art of Benin, works in bronze can be commissioned only by the Oba, or ruler, or by others with his permission.

Este guerrero se presenta en las vestiduras de Oba Esigie. Lleva la gorra típica coral, coral gargantilla, faja-como collar de coral a través de la parte superior del cuerpo envolvente falda con apéndice rígido en poder de una máscara de marfil, la lanza y el escudo.

Seventeenth-century america essays in colonies history of african In this series of provocative essays, nine specialists in early American history examine some of the more important aspects of the seventeenth-century colonial.

Figures of Europeans such as this Portuguese soldier were kept on royal altars or on the roof of the royal palace in Benin city. The Portuguese were represented in Benin art in various forms. Their arrival by sea and the bringing of luxury goods enabled the Portuguese travellers to be incorporated into Benin ideas associated with the god Olokun, ruler of the sea and provider of wealth.

Seventeenth-century america essays in colonial history of nigeria In this series of provocative essays, nine specialists in early American history examine some of the more important aspects of the seventeenth-century colonial.

Africa | Benin culture ivory figure from Nigeria | ca. early 18th century | Possibly a shrine figure, representing an Oba’s guard or a warrior figure.

Africa | Benin culture ivory figure from Nigeria | ca. early 18th century | Possibly a shrine figure, representing an Oba’s guard or a warrior figure.