Abstract this dissertation is concerned with the internationally renowned collection of benin bronzes, often considered the repatriation icon of the african . The ancient benin kingdom was founded in the early 14th century ad situated in the forest area of southern nigeria benin bronzes have been present in. The benin bronzes are a collection of intricately-worked sculptures and plaques in bronze, ivory, ceramic and wood that decorated the royal.
Cast brass plaques, known as “bronzes”, are among around 700 benin objects in the british museum's collection andreas praefcke. Benin bronzes head plastic of a queen mother, uhumnw-ealo (edo, benin empire, ca second half of the nineteenth century) brass, 495 x 33 cm museum fünf. The benin bronze cockerel (pictured) was taken during a 19th century british naval expedition to avenge the deaths of nine officers killed.
The british businessman john h swainson received in 1892 from the benin king a bronze sculpture of a horse as a present (see p karpinski, a benin bronze. A boston museum was asked in 2010 by the country to return 32 bronze and ivory sculptures looted as part of the benin expedition, while a. Leopard head hip ornament from nigeria, court of benin, edo people, late 18th century, bronze, copper and iron de young museum - via wikimedia commons.
After pressure from students, jesus college has agreed to “permanently remove” the cockerel from display in the hall the benin bronze. Hollow bronze figure, engraved with stylized feather pattern, square base, some damage and some repairs. The benin bronzes are a group of more than a thousand commemorative metal plaques that decorated the royal palace of the benin kingdom in modern-day. The remarkable bronzes but the metal used for these bronzes did not come from benin itself but was imported from a vast area when the europeans arrived,. The benin bronzes are in many museums in the west, and viewing them gives me to very different reactions on the one hand, they are terrific.
Keywords: education, benin, bronze casting, development, globalization, bronze casting in benin include visioning, relaxing of age old practices and. These works of art were the benin bronzes depicting images of the oba and his courtiers several centuries earlier the bronzes were taken back to the uk and. The benin kingdom gallery displays this transformative gift an interactive feature on the iconography of ancient bronzes from the benin kingdom provides.
The jesus college, cambridge university in england has expressed its readiness to return the okukor (benin bronze) national commission. Find great deals on ebay for benin bronze in antique african sculptures and statues shop with confidence.
In the late 1800s, the benin empire in africa was a hotbed of artistic skill and the but what were the beautiful benin bronzes and did the current queen of. Curators from europe and the united states are negotiating an agreement to set up a permanent exhibition in nigeria of the benin bronzes. This striking brass head represents an iyoba – queen mother to one of the hereditary god- kings of the benin empire the gender of the individual can be.