Western reactions to the controversial Benin Bronzes

Western reactions to the controversial Benin Bronzes Top image: Benin Bronze plaque In the closing years of the 19th century, an extraordinary exhibit in London showcased the art of a culture considered foreign and “savage” by the prevailing Western mindset. This exhibit consisted of the  Benin Bronzes , intricately crafted pieces from the ancient West African kingdom of Benin that, contrary to the prevailing racial biases, bore testament to a rich history, culture, and civilization. …Source

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