The extraordinary bronzes of the Kingdom of Benin, today known as Nigeria, exhibit a virtuosity and sophistication of style that have amazed the Western world since the country was visited in the 15th century. Their work was brought to Europe following a punitive expedition by the British in 1897, causing a stir. Benin’s people, called Bini, descend from the Ife, also known for their remarkable bronzes. Almost all the art from Benin was created to honour the king (Oba), who reigned with his ancestors since the 15th century. Styles have changed over the years. Bronze leopards, a royal icon, were often used as royal water vessels. Water was poured from the mouth into the Oba's hands during purification rituals. They were kept on the royal altars.
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