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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
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Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Earthen bas-reliefs were used as an essential decorative feature in the facades of most of the palaces. For a society without written documents, these bas-reliefs serve as a unique record of the past. They represent the most significant events in the evolution of the Fon people and their empire, glorifying the military victories and power of each k...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts, in the background, the altar to the Oba Ovonramwem and, in the front, the altar to the Oba Eweka II. "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed ...

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