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The Oba of Benin

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These objects can all be connected with the regalia and palace of the Oba of Benin and several of them can be identified in the brass plaque showing the Oba with his attendants.

Coral cap

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A cap made of red coral.

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Coral apron

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An apron made of coral.

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Mudfish

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A brass plaque showing a mudfish.

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Ivory armlet

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An ivory armlet showing the Oba with mudfish legs.

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Wooden stool

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A wooden stool, with details of the carvings.

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Oba's palace

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The façade of the Oba’s palace with figures attached to posts and a snake decorating the roof.

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Snake's head

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A brass snake head.

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The Oba of Benin