Origin: Benin, Nigeria
Size: 27.5 x 17 x 69 cm
Almost all of the art in Benin kingdom was created to honor the King Oba who has reigned with his ancestors from the 15th century.
The Benin Bronzes are a group of several thousand metal plaques and sculptures that decorated the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin, in what is now Edo State, Nigeria. Collectively, the objects form the best examples of Benin art and were created from the thirteenth century by artists of the Edo people.