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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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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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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
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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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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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

"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 in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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item
Size:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
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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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"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 in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"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 in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"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 in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Eweka II (reigned 1914-1933). "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 in 1897 when many objects were removed by...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"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 in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"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 in 1897 when many objects were removed by the British military and a fire swept the palace. With the restoration of the Benin...