Relief Plaque: Hornblower

This Relief Plaque: Hornblower 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.

139554

Collection

Sub-Saharan Africa

Object Name

Relief Plaque: Hornblower

Collection

Friedrich Wolff-Knize (1890 - 1949)

acquired by

Peter Knize

Dated

16th/17th century

Accession Date

1959

Material

Brass

Kulturpatenschaft

Kulturpatenschaft

This object is still without a Cultural Patron. Accept the patronage and make sure that this cultural treasure is preserved for future generations. Your donation is a direct and sustainable contribution to the scientific documentation, research, restoration, and presentation of cultural artefacts at the Weltmuseum Wien.

Become a Cultural Patron