jan 10, 1501 - Wall Plaque
Edo peoples, Benin (Nigeria)
"lost wax casting technique"
details of piece relays to kingdom' beneficial trade with Portugal.
Plaque originally hung alongside many others and would've told the history of the royal lineage of Benin's Obas. The kingdom was looted by the British, plaques were taken off the walls, and order was rearranged. They WERE NOT chronological
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