Modern copy of a wall plaque similar to those hung in the king’s (Oba’s) palace in Ancient Benin to record historical events. Final cast with no wooden base. The plaque shows Oba Esigie and is a copy of a plaque made in 1505AD.

PLACE:Benin City, Nigeria, West africa

OLD :Centenary Gallery displaying 2 ivory clappers, 2 brass bells, 2 ivory amulets, a carved wooden document case and 2 animal skin fans.
Music Gallery, The Rhythm of Life - Adulthood and Survival cases, 19th century clapper bell and sceptre rattle.
NEW:HOB - Plaque making stages
Centenary Gallery:
Brass Altar Bells, Ezuzu Fans, Ivory Amulets, Hand Held Ivory clappers.
Music gallery; Ukhurhe (Rattle Staff),Clapper bell, Side Blown Horns.
African Worlds; Benin Plaques

An Introduction to Benin Art and Technology, Philip J.C. Dark (Oxford Press, London, 1973)

WEB SITES: search on compass for Benin

VIDEOS AND PHOTOGRAPHS: Colour photos by Carolyn Roberts (photos only, negs mislaid by exhibitions) can be scanned.Has photos of possibly this actual one being made. Some of these may have been scanned in B/W by Rosie Fuller into the Learning Pack.

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