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    Benin Symbolism

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    BBC, the kingdom of Benin started in the 900s when the Edo individuals settled in the rainforests of West Africa. By the 1400s they had made a well off kingdom with a powerful ruler, known as the Oba. The Obas lived in palaces decorated with shining brass. Continuously, the Obas won more land and developed an empire. They additionally began exchanging with dealers from Europe and with other African kingdoms. Rather than utilizing cash they traded merchandise, for example, brass manilla bracelets, cowrie shells, guns from Europe, ivory from Benin, peppercorns from Benin and slaves from Benin ( BBC 1 ). Plankensteiner stated that, principally made of cast bronze and cut ivory, Benin craftsmanship was delivered essentially for…

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    The absolute location of French Guinea is 4 north and 53 west. It is located to the left and above Brazil, and to the right of Surinam. It is slightly larger than Indiana with a population of 277,316 people, in 1950 it was only 25,479. Guyana has 3 main types of transport; normal buses, Air links, and taxi boats. The average year round temperature is 85° Fahrenheit. The people of French guinea are new world Native American, African, and European descent, and some Asian, like most of North and…

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    Imagine you are an international student studying in France and your French is limited to the classroom conservations. I am sure you will be frightened and anxious. Fortunately, you have a friend studying in France that is bilingual. He or she helps you navigate the system. You are now happy and ready to tackle your education. Well this is similar to the story of my best friend and I. I am from the Republic of Benin in West Africa and the official language is French. I completed my elementary,…

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    Bring Them Home: Benin Art, Universal Museum and Artifact Repatriation Nigeria, the Giant of Africa, earned its title in terms of its geographic size, population size and economic growth. It is also popular for producing a vast majority of West-African art. According to Shyllon (1998), of all the countries south of the Sahara, Nigeria dominates in the production of sculptured antiquities as it possesses nine-tenths of sculptures aged at greater than a century. The ancient city of Benin in…

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    between them. If we look at the artwork Equestrian Oba and Attendants from the Edo people and Palette of King Narmer from the Egyptians we can see similar traits, yet two different cultures. Africa and Egypt both have differences in beliefs and culture ideals. These palettes reflect their own beliefs and ancient culture by the history, purpose and layout. History can reflect beliefs and ancient culture as seen through the artwork Equestrian Oba and Attendants and Palette of King Narmer. The…

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    Benin Culture

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    tradition among humans and the lost Kingdom of Benin is no different. Created in the years, circa 1550-1650, one of over 900 plaques made to honor the Oba and record the events of the Court of Benin, this particular plaque, labeled Oba and attendants is a strong example of the craftsmanship and skill of the people of Benin. Through the use of various techniques, such as hierarchical scale and symbolism, the plaque tells an intricately detailed story of the events and ideals of the court. The…

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    Majestic Oba Greek Art

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    Africans and 2 Europeans. In the center looking straight ahead, standing in the proudest possible posture is the majestic Oba. He is on his throne wearing a high helmet like crown. His neck is covered by a series of rings that start at his…

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    Benin Kingdom

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    History of the Benin shrines and altars go back to the thirteenth century located in the Africa’s beautiful tropical forest region of South – Central, Nigeria Edo Estate. The Benin kingdom consist of not only the Edo people, they also include the peoples of Igbo, Ijaw, Yoruba, and Itsekiri that live along the Edo state boarders. The Benin kingdom is one of the many places in Africa known for its sophisticated and beautiful art made of ivory, brass, and wood. “The Edo artist consist of brass…

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    Prince Aderopo), prince Aderopo, Oba Akote’s only son (murderer) in making an escape and trying to kill koya (a farmer and old classmate), he is shot by the inspector because he refuses to surrender. 2.7 The Cast and Characterisation 2.7.1 Sadiq Abubakar Daba Figure 3: October 1 Known simply as Sadiq Daba, is a Nigerian actor and former broadcaster. Daba has worked as a broadcaster for the Nigerian Television Authority. His career came to prominence in the last 1970s, starring in cockcrow at…

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    The Benin Empire

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    The Benin Empire was a pre-colonial empire situated in the western Africa country known as Nigeria in the forest region. Nigeria is located along the south west of Africa, surrounding countries are Niger, Benin, and Cameroon. This empire was located near the south west of Nigeria close to the coast. In summary the Benin Empire can be dated back to 1180-1897 C.E. the fall of the Empire is the result of the British Empire coming in and burning down the empire after the King of the empire grew…

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