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Palace Plaque of a War Chief. Warriors and Attendants. Frontal view.

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Palace Plaque of a War Chief. Warriors and Attendants. Frontal view.
17th c African (West) Benin Kingdom Sculpture

BENIN KINGDOM Anonymous (c. 900 - 1897)
BENIN KINGDOM Anonymous (c. 900 - 1897) Primary
1600-1699
17th c
H:37.465 cm. W:39.37 cm.
Brass
Cast
Benin Kingdom
Plaque
Nigeria
Kansas City. Missouri. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
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The plaque probably represents the Iguc(?) ceremony when chiefs pledged loyalty to the Oba.

Caption: BENIN Anonymous | Palace Plaque of a War Chief. Warriors and Attendants. Frontal view.| 1600-1699 | African (West) | Benin | ┬ęKathleen Cohen | kans3901

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