Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Benin: Kings and Rituals


This site provides free access to an online exhibition of museum artefacts from the Art Institute of Chicago. They cover the history, anthropology and kingship rituals of the kingdom of Benin, Nigeria. They include 40 online images of royal sculptures and regalia from the West African Kingdom plus interactive maps, a brief history of the Oba, a glossary of terms and links to recommended further reading.
Link: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/benin/overview
Access: Free