The Benin Plaques: A 16th Century Imperial Monument.

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Gunsch, Kathryn Wysocki. The Benin Plaques: A 16th Century Imperial Monument. New York, NY: Routledge, 2017, pp.276, ISBN: 1472451554

This book provides a detailed analysis of a corpus of nearly 850 bronze plaques that were installed in the court of the 16th century Benin kingdom at the moment of its greatest political power and geographic reach (the original name of the Benin Kingdom at its creation in the first millennium CE was Igodomigodo). The bronze plaques are among the most recognized...

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