Monday, 20 September 2010

Benin Bronzes

Some of the magnificent 16th / 17th C  bronzes from Benin City in Nigeria which were  looted by the British during the so-called 'Punitive Expedition' of 1897. They are now displayed in the British Museum which resists all claims from Nigeria to return them.


  1. Conquerors keep repeating this, don't they? Thanks for the description. I like the way your photo is composed.