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UnknownAnklet--Benin Kingdom, Nigeria
This bracelet was made out of bronze in the 1880s by an unknown artist in the Kingdom of Benin, Nigaria. It is 4 1/2" across. The Kingdom of Benin, also known as the Benin Kingdom, was a pre-colonial kingdom in what is now southern Nigeria. Its capital was Edo, now known as Benin City in Edo state. It should not be confused with the modern-day Republic of Benin, formerly the Republic of Dahomey. The Benin Kingdom was "one of the oldest and most highly developed states in the coastal hinterland of West Africa, dating perhaps to the eleventh century CE", until it was annexed by the British Empire in 1897. The original people and founders of the Benin Kingdom, the Edo people, were initially ruled by the Ogiso (Kings of the Sky) who called their land Igodomigodo.
- Creation yearcirca 1880
H 1 in. x Dm 4.5 in.
H 2.54 cm x Dm 11.43 cm
- Diameter4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
- Gallery locationMilwaukee, WI
- Reference numberLU60532810263
- Seller reference number8066g
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