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Sculpture - Benin Kingdom Commemorative Head of an Oba, 16th century Benin Kingdom Brass

Sculpture - Benin Kingdom Commemorative Head of an Oba, century Benin Kingdom Brass

Human head, Ife people, South West Nigeria; terracotta, 12th–15th century AD; Africa department, Ethnological Museum, Berlin, Germany, Inv. No. III C 27527 (collection Leo Frobenius, acquired in 1913)  Kopf_Ife_EthnM_III_IIIC27527.jpg 1.516 × 2.217 pixels

From Art History Ife culture, western Nigeria, Terracotta head with raised weals century), Terracotta

Benin, a hundred or so miles from Ife in present day Nigeria, emerged in the 10th c., influenced by Ife (as indicated above) and reached its peak about the time that the Portuguese arrived in West Africa in the late 15th century. The Oba, or divine king, acted as a patron of the arts and expected the court artists to depict the power and grandeur of the reign or dynasty. Artist guilds worked in bronze and ivory (as well as textiles and wood.)

Benin, a hundred or so miles from Ife in present day Nigeria, emerged in the 10th c., influenced by Ife (as indicated above) and reached its peak about the time that the Portuguese arrived in West Africa in the late 15th century. The Oba, or divine king, acted as a patron of the arts and expected the court artists to depict the power and grandeur of the reign or dynasty. Artist guilds worked in bronze and ivory (as well as textiles and wood.)

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Bronze half figure of Oni. Ancient Ife, Benin photographed by German photographer Herbert List ty, Cletus via Magnum Photos

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Head of an Oba - bronze art from Benin

Head of an Oba Date: century Geography: Nigeria, Court of Benin Culture: Edo peoples

The sculpture stands nearly twelve inches high and dates between 1550 and 1650, the so-called “middle period” of Benin art, which many consider the high point of Benin artistic production. The Benin culture is known for creating superb bronze sculptures to honor its Obas (or kings). In this case, the Oba is shown wearing a hat and a multi-strand coral-bead necklace, with another coral bead on his forehead.  This sculpture is now owned by The  Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Title:Memorial Head Artist:Benin Kingdom Medium:Bronze x 8 x 8 in. x x cm) Creation Place:Africa, Nigeria, West Africa region Credit Line:The John R.

In the Ife culture, sculpted heads were buried in the ground at the foot of giant trees and resurrected when they were used ritually as offerings or sacrifices, sometimes on an annual basis. | "Head, Possibly a King," Africa, Southwestern Nigeria, Ife culture, © Kimbell Art Museum

Africa, Southwestern Nigeria, Ife culture century Terracotta with residue of red pigment and traces of mica

Benin - Bust of Young Oba (King) ~Repinned Via Rien Catherine Kate http://sm76626.wordpress.com/tag/benin-bronze/

Not to be confused with Benin City. Republic of Benin . Pineapples shop in Ganviè, Benin by luca.

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p-lanet-e-arth: African Benin Bronze Head - B #152029 Bronze altar portrait, ancestor with realistic portrayal, Benin culture, Nigeria. High copper content…

African Benin Bronze Head Bronze altar portrait, ancestor with realistic portrayal, Benin culture, Nigeria.

Kingdom of Ife, African sculpture

Detailed sculpture dating to the ancient Nok culture. The Nok culture existed over years ago in the land that would later be called Nigeria. This culture was known for magnificent terracotta sculptures and the development of iron working.

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