Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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For more than 500 years, the West African kingdom of Benin has produced brass, ivory, wood and terracotta sculpture prized for its naturalism, beauty and technical sophistication. This sumptuous catalogue of an exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art reproduces mysterious brass heads of monarchs and queen mothers, palace plaques teeming with relief figures, regal roosters atop ancestral altars, carved ivory tusks and pyramid-shaped bells. Ezra, an associate curator of the museum, makes it clear in her informative text that this art is intimately linked to rituals of divine kingship and religion, as can be seen in complex altar tableaux depicting the king surrounded by courtiers, chiefs and attendants, and in cylindrical wood altars dedicated to the human hand, which is worshipped in the Benin religion. The book also surveys the intricate, luminous ivory sculpture of Owo, a nearby Yoruba kingdom from which Benin's reigning dynasty traces its origins.
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Benin sculpture--cast bronzes, carved ivory, terracotta, and wood created to glorify a divine king--exerted tremendous influence on early 20th-century Western artists. The splendidly naturalistic heads, plaques, carved tusks, bracelets, and other ceremonial and personal ornaments of Benin (now part of Nigeria) provide an unbroken record of one of West Africa's greatest kingdoms for more than 500 years. This publication coincides with a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition celebrating art dealer Klaus G. Perls's 163-piece donation. An introduction gives background on Benin history, art, and culture; expert commentary accompanies the 265 illustrations, grouped according to the objects' type and purpose. A chronology, glossary, bibliography, and maps supplement this authoritative work. Recommended for African art and 20th-century art research collections.
- Russell T. Clement, Brigham Young Univ. Lib., Provo, Ut
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