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jan 10, 1501 - Wall Plaque (Oba's Palace)

Description:

Edo peoples, Benin (Nigeria)
Cast brass
"lost wax casting technique"
Hierarchy
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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Date:

jan 10, 1501
Now
~ 518 years ago

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