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art of Benin

Chicago Natural History Museum

art of Benin

a catalogue of an exhibition of the A.W.F. Fuller and Chicago Natural History Museum collections of antiquities from Benin, Nigeria /by Philip J.C. Dark.. --

by Chicago Natural History Museum

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Published by The Museum, 1962. in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art -- Nigeria -- Benin -- Exhibitions,
  • Art, Primitive -- Nigeria -- Benin -- Exhibitions,
  • Fuller, Estelle Winifred -- Art collections -- Catalogs,
  • Chicago Natural History Museum -- Catalogs

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 22-25.

    ContributionsDark, Philip John Crosskey, Fuller, Estelle Winifred
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 74 p. :
    Number of Pages74
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20101632M


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The author, Nigel Barley, is a famous anthropologist and writer, best known for his books. Antique works of art from Benin, collected by Lieutenant- General Pitt Rivers Inan unauthorized party of British merchants and African soldiers disguised as porters approached the powerful city of Benin, located in what is now southern Nigeria, intending to overthrow its king and.

Royal Art of Benin book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This volume presents a recent gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art of 5/5(5). The Benin Bronzes are a group of more than a thousand metal plaques and sculptures that decorated the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin in what is now modern-day Nigeria.

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Get this from a library. The art of Benin. [Nigel Barley; Kevin Lovelock; Michael Row] -- The power structure of Benin Kingdom was entirely built around the oba (king) who held a divine right to rule. Craftsmen were organised in specialised guilds that worked in the palace producing. The art of Benin is elegant, fiery - and mostly locked in the British Museum.

Jonathan Jones begins a new series on the legacy of empire. Benin art is the art from the Kingdom of Benin or Edo Empire (–), a pre-colonial African state located in what is now known as the South-South region of ily made of cast bronze and carved ivory, Benin art was produced mainly for the court of the Oba of Benin - a divine ruler for whom the craftsmen produced a range of ceremonially significant objects.

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The king, known as the Oba, is the central figure in the Benin kingdom and a frequent subject of Benin royal artwork. The Oba’s ancestors were gods, and it is believed that he controls the forces that affect the well-being of the entire kingdom.

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Published by Snoeck Publishers. Edited by Barbara Plakensteiner. Foreword by O.J. Eboreime. Published to accompany the major international touring exhibition which comes to Chicago in the summer ofthis monumental volume features more than stunning reproductions alongside important new scholarship on the prized sculptures and carvings.

Leopard-head hip ornament, 16th – 19th century, x x cm, Edo peoples, Benin, Nigeria (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Only the Oba could grant permission to wear coral, an imported luxury related to his control of overseas trade with Portugal and, later, the Dutch, English, and French.

Read this book on Questia. Owing to the welcome given to the first edition in the vernacular of the Short History, I have endeavoured in this English version to meet the needs of foreigners who do not understand the Benin language, but are anxious to know its history. 2 7 Cultural Context - Africa Art End Procession of the King of Benin, Dutch Etching, c.

Wikimedia 8 Cultural Context - Africa Art End Procession of the King of Benin, Dutch Etching, c, Wikimedia 9 Cultural Context - Africa Art End Equestrian Figure. Hundreds of bronze artworks created under Nigeria’s Benin Empire were looted by the British army during an raid.

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Benin (bĕnēn´), officially Republic of Benin, republic ( est. pop. 10,), 43, sq mi (, sq km), W Africa, bordering on Togo in the west, on Burkina Faso and Niger in the north, on Nigeria in the east, and on the Bight of Benin (an arm of the Gulf of Guinea) in the south.

Porto-Novo is the capital and Cotonou is the largest city and chief port. The Art of Benin. This asset accompanies Cultural Encounters, the third book of The Arts Past and Present (AA).

You should work through this material as part of your study of chapters 1 and 2 on the art of Benin. There are five main sections. Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Kate Ezra, Author Metropolitan Museum of Art New York $60 (p) ISBN Buy this book.

The People's Guide to Benin This is a Wikipedia book, a collection of Wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book. The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument is a detailed analysis of a corpus of nearly bronze plaques that were installed in the court of the Benin kingdom at the moment of its greatest political power and geographic : Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch.

In the past twenty years, Benin has emerged as one of the most productive sites for artistic activity across Western Africa. A number of leading practitioners exhibit internationally on a regular basis, and with the Meschac Gaba exhibition in the Tate Modern Julythe spotlight is firmly on the Beninoise Art scene.

The kingdom of Benin, home of the Edo-speaking peoples, is located in the tropical rain forest region of what is now Nigeria. An oba, or king, and his court have, from around C.E., governed the kingdom from Benin City, the the kingdom, specialized artists belonged to guilds with hereditary membership and worked solely for the oba.

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