Benin Kingdom's Art Traditions and Culture


  • Festus Osarumwense Uzzi Faculty of Environmental Studies, College of Engineering & Environmental Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria
  • Afeez Babatunde Siyanbola College of Engineering & Environmental Studies,Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria
  • Daniel Omoruan Department of Theatre & Media Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. Edo State, Nigeria


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.




How to Cite

Uzzi, Festus Osarumwense, Afeez Babatunde Siyanbola, and Daniel Omoruan. 2021. “Benin Kingdom’s Art Traditions and Culture”. Journal of Urban Culture Research 23 (December):94-106.