For Beneatha Nigeria is the heart of Africa. It is where her possible fiance, Asagai lives, and where she might live one day. It is also the African culture that she embraces in the play and wants to learn more about. Nigeria becomes a dream for her.
Africa | Woman's wrapper from the Nupe people of Nigeria | 20th century | Cotton; indigo || @Duncan Clarke usefully added "A very strange cloth that most probably is not Nupe and may be from one of the ethnic groups in northern Benin Republic where I have seen similar but less complex pieces. "
Africa | Yoruba bell. Nigeria | Early 20th century | Copper alloy | Most four-sided bells are associated with the Benin kingdom, where they are placed on ancestral altars and were once worn by the king's soldiers. The curved opening, sharply tapered sides and stylized face suggest that this bell is instead from the neighboring Yoruba peoples.
Le Royaume de Bénin, au sud de l'actuel Nigéria, est réputé pour ses magnifiques bronzes et ses sculptures en ivoire. Ces oeuvres constituent l'un des plus grands trésors de l'humanité et figurent parmi les pièces maîtresses des musées du monde entier. Le palais de l'Oba, où se trouvaient les somptueux sanctuaires royaux, était considéré comme le centre de la capitale et du royaume. L'art de Bénin est incontestablement un art royal.
Oba(King) Rilwan Akiolu was born October 29, 1943 and was installed as Oba of Lagos in May 2003.He studied at University of Lagos where he read Law. He joined the Nigeria Police Force where he rose to the position of Assistant Inspector General.He's the traditional sovereign of Lagos, Lagos state, Nigeria.The official residence of the Oba, since 1630, is Iga Idungaran, a castle constructed by the Portuguese (finished in 1705). Today Oba's palace is a very popular tourist sight in Lagos…
Plaque de palais XVII ème - Nigeria - BIni Edo - Bronze cire perdue
Plate palace - Nigeria - Edo Bini - Bronze lost wax ? "No matter which direction the wind, the sun will always be there and it should go ...?" ... African wisdom The Kingdom of Benin is known for its magnificent bronzes and ivory carvings. These works constitute one of the greatest treasures of mankind and are among the cornerstones of museums around the world . The palace of the Oba, where were royal shrines, was considered the center of the capital of the kingdom. www.bruno-mignot.com