Benin Art Photos

Arts of cultural groups living in the African nation of Benin.

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Sculpted head representing African king in National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC.Edo peoples iron head from Benin Kingdom, Nigeria, at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Bronze Benin standing Oba from southern Nigeria at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.Carved wooden gate of royal palace of king of Glèlè from Abomey, Benin at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.
Sculpted head representing African king (Oba) (cast copper, 18th c) in National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC.Edo peoples iron head (18th C) from Benin Kingdom, Nigeria, at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Bronze Benin standing Oba (late 18th C) from southern Nigeria at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.Carved wooden gate of royal palace of king of Glèlè (c1880-9) from Abomey, Benin at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.
Carved wooden half-man / half-animal royal statues from Abomey, Benin at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.Carved wooden half-man / half-animal royal statues from Abomey, Benin at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.

Carved wooden half-man / half-animal royal statues (late 19thC) from Abomey, Benin at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.Carved wooden half-man / half-animal royal statues (late 19thC) from Abomey, Benin at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.


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