Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Title: Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Kate Ezra
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
Publication Year: 1992
For more than 500 years, the artists of the West African kingdom of Benin created objects in brass, ivory, terracotta, and wood for use in divine kingship rituals, to adorn the royal palaces, and to identify the king, chiefs, warriors, and other officials at court. This volume presents a recent gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art of over 150 works of Benin sculpture, making the Museum's collection of sixteenth- to nineteenth-century Benin art one of the most.
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