Benin Kingdom's Art Traditions and Culture
Keywords:Benin Kingdom History, Benin Art, Benin Culture, Ancient Costume, Bronze Casting, Carving, Pottery, Nigeria
This study works on Benin kingdom art traditions and culture. The methodology of these studies were based on field work and oral interview in writing the history of Benin kingdom and its monarchy. The various traditions in Benin City and its environs are also to be identified; potters, bronze casters were interviewed on the history of craft practice. The study also examines the symbolic meaning of each of the traditions. It projects the aesthetic qualities, and the effects of new ideas of the indigenous Benin people‘s craft, and how Benin culture in Nigeria are interpreted with respect to environmental influences from neighboring communities.
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