Relief Plaque: Lower Body of a Portuguese

This Relief Plaque: Lower Body of a Portuguese is part of the historical collections from the Benin Kingdom, in present-day Nigeria. In 1897, the kingdom was conquered and Oba (king) Ovonramwen banned into exile. The loot from the royal palace was then sold through the art market to finance the conquest in retrospect. Many of these objects today constitute European collections.

Object data

Inv. No.

64718

Collection

Sub-Saharan Africa

Object Name

Relief Plaque: Lower Body of a Portuguese

acquired by

William Downing Webster (1868 - 1913)

Accession via

Georg Haas (1841 Schlaggenwald - 1914 Schloss Mostau, Westböhmen) - GND

Dated

16th/17th century

Accession Date

1899

Material

Brass

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