WHAT THE BENIN BRONZE PLAQUES LITERALLY SIGNIFY

The Benin  bronze plaques were not just ornamental objects made for decorative or adornment purposes, but were, during the former times, also crafted to serve as a record of notable court and societal events and ceremonies for both present and future generation. The portrayal of various court and societal events, ceremonies and festivals of the Benin kingdom centuries ago, are still evident in the Benin bronze plaques. In Keeping with the need to still preserve time-honoured…

THE BENIN BRONZE ART’S ORIGIN – Sides Of The Story.

There have been different and somewhat conflicting accounts of the origin of the Benin bronze art. This has given rise to different schools of thought regarding its origin. In light of the differing views about the origin of the Benin bronze, this treatise seeks to examine both sides of the story, thus giving it a whole new perspective. And given the nature of the history of things, Goethe’s succinct quotation below, does prove instructive as i…