Idia, the mother of Oba Esigie, was granted the right to establish her own palace and ancestral altars as a reward for using her mystic powers to bring victory in Benin's war against the Igala. - stock photo
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Idia, the mother of Oba Esigie, was granted the right to establish her own palace and ancestral altars as a reward for using her mystic powers to bring victory in Benin's war against the Igala.

Idia, the mother of Oba Esigie, was granted the right to establish her own palace and ancestral altars as a reward for using her mystic powers to bring victory in Benin's war against the Igala. Brass heads with the long beaded coral cap that covers the Queen Mother's hairstyle were cast for these altars. Country of Origin: Nigeria. Culture: Benin. Date/Period: 16th century. Place of Origin: Benin. Material Size: Brass. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Lagos. Location: 08.

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Heritage Images / Werner Forman Archive 2

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2698 x 3307 pixels

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9 x 11 inches / 23 x 28 cm

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