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.

2 comments:

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

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