Obelisk Art History
Age of Exploration

Kingdom of Benin
Sculpting divine history

Kingdom of Benin, Age of Exploration
Head of Queen Idia, Kingdom of Benin

Head of Queen Idia 1500 – 1600

Ivory Hip Pendant in the form of a Face, Kingdom of Benin

Ivory Hip Pendant in the form of a Face 1500 – 1600

Aquamanile in the form of a ram, Kingdom of Benin

Aquamanile in the form of a ram 1700 – 1800

Inlaid ivory arm cuffs, Kingdom of Benin

Inlaid ivory arm cuffs 1800

Inlaid ivory armlet, Kingdom of Benin

Inlaid ivory armlet 1700 – 1800

Eben, ceremonial dancing sword, Kingdom of Benin

Eben, ceremonial dancing sword 1700 – 1900

Head of a King, Kingdom of Benin

Head of a King 1800 – 1900

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