Benin

  • Auteur: Stuart Butler
  • ISBN: 9781841621487
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: Bradt Travel Guides
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This new guide gives a lively and off-beat insight into this small but fascinating country. National parks, wildlife, museums, historic buildings, beaches, surfing, traditional ceremonies, kings, voodoo, the ancient slave trade and Benin's delightful people are all presented, along with practical tips on accommodation, transport, food, etiquette, eight-foot-tall chickens and avoiding sorcerers.

Benin

  • Auteur: Kit Elliott
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  • Date de sortie: 1979-02-01
  • Collection: Lerner Pub Group
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Portrays the West African kingdom of Benin as it existed when visited by the Portuguese in 1472 and describes its customs and the ceremony surrounding the Oba.

The Art of Benin

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  • Date de sortie: 2010
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When the Portuguese made the first European contact with the west African kingdom of Benin in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, the kingdom was experiencing a golden age. Its authority on the Guinea Coast was expanding through military conquests, and during the sixteenth century it became a leading power in the region and a major trade partner for European merchants. Benin remained an influential independent state and a major political and economic power on the coast, though with periods of both decline and prosperity, until its conquest by the British in 1897. The arrival in Europe of the treasures from Benin produced an enormous sensation, causing a re-evaluation of and new appreciation for African art. This sumptuous photographic book showcases a series of specially taken photographs of key pieces in the British Museums collection. It opens with an introduction to the kingdom, court and culture of Benin, which is followed by thematic sections including kingship, ceremony, women, Europeans, and animals. Throughout, stunning photographs of the works are featured alongside close-up details.

Emotan and the Kings of Benin

  • Auteur: S. B. Omoregie
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  • Date de sortie: 1972
  • Collection: [London] : Longman
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Benin

  • Auteur: Kathleen Bickford Berzock
  • ISBN: 9780300136777
  • Date de sortie: 2008
  • Collection: Art Inst of Chicago
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In the late 15th century, the Kingdom of Benin (located in present-day southwestern Nigeria) established a mercantile relationship with Portugal, significantly increasing its wealth and might. Benin became a regional powerhouse and, under a long lineage of divine rulers, or obas, it wielded great economic and political influence. The obas also supported guilds of artists—chief among them brass casters and ivory carvers—whom they employed to produce objects that honored royal ancestors, recorded history, and glorified life at court. The sophisticated creations of Benin’s royal artists stand among the greatest works of African art. This stunning book features a selection of Benin’s extraordinary artworks that range from finely cast bronze figures, altar heads, and wall plaques to ivory tusks, pendants, and arm cuffs embellished in detailed bas relief. An insightful essay outlines the kingdom’s history and sheds light on these masterworks by describing their production and function in the context of the royal court.

Benin

  • Auteur: Andrew G. Onokerhoraye
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  • Date de sortie: 1995
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