Bronze Anklet--Benin Kingdom, Nigeria - Art by Unknown
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Bronze Anklet--Benin Kingdom, Nigeria

circa 1880

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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.

Details

  • Artist
    Unknown
  • Creation year
    circa 1880
  • Medium
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions

    H 1 in. x Dm 4.5 in.

    H 2.54 cm x Dm 11.43 cm

  • Diameter
    4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
  • Gallery location
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Reference number
    LU60532810263
  • Seller reference number
    8066g

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