Royal art of Benin

the Perls Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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by
Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York
StatementKate Ezra.
ContributionsEzra, Kate., Perls, Klaus G., Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Physical Object
Pagination22cm x 28cm.344. 265ill.(85col.).
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22642074M
ISBN 100810964147

Softcover, " x ", Pages, over Benin object photos in color and B/W, (from 1/6 page to full page), 38 field photos, 2 maps, 6 drawings. Chronology of Benin Kings. Glossary, Bibliography, Index. "Royal Art Of Benin - The Perls Collection." Author credited: Kate Ezra. Published by The Metropolitan Museum Of Art /5(7).

The Art of Benin first came onto the world stage inwhen the British TOOK thousands of art works which were in the Royal Palace. The Royal City of Benin was a JEWEL that was DESTROYED by the British.

Many of the pieces went to London.

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Others were sold/5(7). The book has also some very beautiful illustrations of Benin art and a short select bibliography for those who want to deepen their knowledge of Benin art. I would have appreciated having some more information on the premeditated character of the British attack and the calculation that the cultural objects to be found in Benin would pay for the /5(4).

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Softcover, " x ", Pages, over Benin object photos in color and B/W, (from 1/6 page to full page), 38 field photos, 2 maps, 6 drawings. Chronology of Benin Kings.

Glossary, Bibliography, Index. "Royal Art Of Benin - The Perls Collection." Author credited: Kate Ezra. Published by The Metropolitan Museum Of Art /5. For more than 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 works of Benin sculpture, making the Museum's.

The Benin Bronzes are a group of more than a thousand metal plaques and sculptures that decorated the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin in what is now modern-day Nigeria. Collectively, the objects form the best known examples of Benin art, created from the thirteenth century onwards, by the Edo people, which also included other sculptures in brass or bronze, including some famous portrait.

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A superb photographic introduction to the spectacular art of the West African kingdom of Benin, including the well-known brass plaques and heads. Newly commissioned, with stunning photographs, this book follows a beautiful tour of highlights from the British Museum's collection of artworks from Benin.

The author, Nigel Barley, is a famous anthropologist and writer, best known for his books. MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive book and online publishing program with close to titles published from to the present.

Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection Ezra, Kate () Bortolot, Alexander Ives. "Exchange of Art and Ideas: The Benin, Owo, and Ijebu Kingdoms." Heilbrunn Timeline of Art. Benin book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

In the late 15th century, the Kingdom of Benin (located in present-day southwestern /5. Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Kate Ezra, Author Metropolitan Museum of Art New York $60 (p) ISBN Buy this book. Benin art is the art from the Kingdom of Benin or Edo Empire (–), a pre-colonial African state located in what is now known as the South-South region of ily made of cast bronze and carved ivory, Benin art was produced mainly for the court of the Oba of Benin - a divine ruler for whom the craftsmen produced a range of ceremonially significant objects.

Get this from a library. Benin: royal art of Africa from the Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna. [Armand Duchâteau; David T Miller; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.] -- "The ancient kingdom of Benin lies in the tropical rain forest of West Africa, in present-day Nigeria.

During its classical age, from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century, it produced one of the. Bénin Royal Hôtel Lot quartier Maro-Militaire. Vons face Toxi Labo, Cotonou, Benin – Good location – show map/10(85). Apr 1, - Explore mlisewashere's board "African art - Fon", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about African art, African, Art pins. The kingdom of Benin was also well known to European traders and merchants during the 16th and 17th centuries, when it became wealthy partly due to trading in slaves. These men took part in the expedition made by the British in In the background you can see the palace roof with a snake made of brass slithering down it.

Uncover the famous bronzes from the royal palace in Benin. A glimpse of a thriving ancient civilisation, these resources include information on the bronze plaques and art of Benin, gallery activities to engage students and a guide for teachers, featuring Primary History schemes of work.

The history was collected from the following authorities: Ihogbe, the worshippers and recorders of the departed ọbas, Ogbelaka, the Royal Bards; Igun-ẹ+̣rọnmwọn, the Royal Brass Smiths; Ohẹ+̣nsa of Akpakpava, one of the descendants of the Benin native fathers of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; ọka-ẹ+̣bẹ+̣n, Ogiamwẹ.

Benin kingdom Obas AD–Date (with photos) {source Edoworld} Benin Monarchial system {source Edoworld} Benin Traditional Temple and Cultural Center to the world; Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on several Obas of Benin.

xiii, pages: 30 cm For more than 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 : The Art of Benin.

Read Reading ‘On the British loss of antique works of art from Benin’ in AA Book 3, Chapter 2 and look closely at Plate ‘Display for Benin bronzes at the Horniman Museum, London, ’ and Plate ‘Display of Benin bronzes at the Horniman Museum, detail, ’ in the Illustration Book.

Get this from a library. Royal art of Benin: the Perls collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [Kate Ezra; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)] -- For more than 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.

The sophisticated creations of Benin’s royal artists stand among the greatest works of African art. This stunning book features a selection of Benin’s extraordinary artworks that range from finely cast bronze figures, altar heads, and wall plaques to ivory tusks, pendants, /5(2).

Brass was the preferred medium of the royal art of Benin because its redness was beautiful and menacing, with an authority and a fiery presence that makes this art live. It. Royal Art of Benin: the Perls Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ISBN Roese, P.M.; Bondarenko, D. A Popular History of Benin. The Rise and Fall of a Mighty Forest Kingdom. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. ISBN Further reading. Egharevba, Jacob U.

().Capital: Edo, (now Benin City).

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Kate Ezra is the author of Royal Art of Benin ( avg rating, 5 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), African Ivories ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 1 rev /5. The arrival in Europe of the treasures from Benin produced an enormous sensation, causing a re-evaluation of and new appreciation for African art.

This sumptuous photographic book showcases a series of specially taken photographs of key pieces in the British Museums collection. Royal Art of Benin The Perls Collection - Book Reviews, by Kate Ezra Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection FROM THE PUBLISHER.

This volume presents a recent gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art of over works of Benin sculpture, making the Museum's collection of sixteenth- to nineteenth-century Benin art one of the most comprehensive in the world.

“All arts at court were organized within these royal guilds and the royal materials were controlled by the oba, so not everybody could have copper or ivory or coral regalia,” said Kathleen Bickford Berzock, associate director of curatorial affairs at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, author of Benin: Royal.Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: ISBN () Softcover, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Founded inhas become a leading book price comparison site.The sophisticated creations of Benin\'s royal artists stand among the greatest works of African art today.\" \"Published in concert with a major international exhibition, for which the Art Institute of Chicago is the sole North American venue, Benin: Royal Arts of a West African Kingdom highlights twenty-two masterworks that reveal the breadth.