The Benin Bronze plaques are usually artworks made of high relief. For the most part, they tend to depict court and societal life of imperial Benin. As seen below, these Benin Bronze plaques’ portrayals range from festivals, war preparations, Portuguese soldiers, etc. The Bini artist usually embellishes the backgrounds of these bronze plaques with flower motifs.

Benin Bronze Art
A Plaque Emellished With A Portuguese Soldier, Brass Manillas, & Flowers.
Benin Bronze Art
Copper Manillas Were Made In Standard Sizes And Weights.
Benin Bronze Art
Manillas Were A Traditional Form Of Money Used All Over West Africa For At Least 300 Years.
Benin Bronze Art
Bronze Plaque Depicting Three Nude Servants ( Omuada) Of The Oba
Benin Bronze Art
A Benin Warrior Plaque
Benin Bronze Art
A Benin War Chief Holding A Sword, A Spear And Being Accompanied By Some Of His Attendants.
Benin Bronze Art
A Leopard Plaque
Benin Bronze Art
Three Manservants Holding Jars
Benin Bronze Art
A Portuguese Servant holding two birds.
Benin Bronze Art
A Portuguese Soldier Plaque, With A Flower Motif At Its Background.
Benin Bronze Art
Two Benin Chiefs With Beaded Collar And Somewhat Elaborate head-dress.
Benin Bronze Art
The Oba Being Attended By Two Chiefs During The Ugie Ceremony.
Benin Bronze Art
A Bronze Plaque Showing Two Men Performing Acrobatic Feats, During An Annual Festival

 

Benin Bronze Art
An Old Plaque Relief Depicting Ugie Ceremony

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