Kingdoms of West Africa

Historical art review..:)  courtesy of YouTube

By Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France (Bronze du Bénin (British Museum)) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ancient bronze sculpture from Benin – By Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France (Bronze du Bénin (British Museum)) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Advertisements


Categories: Africa

4 replies

  1. The intellect and creativity of a people can be seen in not only the extent of their land but their art.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. I hope you don’t mind that I added the artwork, but it was the only legal way I could use the image for a thumbnail photo.

    One of the great tragedies of the expansion of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in West Africa is their zealous disdain for art treasures and artifacts. The barbarians have destroyed many such treasures like the one pictured here.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. No, of course not! Thank you.

    and some went on the black market 😦

    Liked by 2 people

  4. I have watched this video several times. Their culture and art is amazing. Beautiful. I do not have the words. I wish everyone would watch this documentary.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: