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Ivory salt cellar from Benin

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Ivory salt cellar showing Europeans

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Painting of Afonso de Albuquerque

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Painting of Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese general and empire-builder.

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Brass manilla

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Brass manilla; probably AD 1800s.

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Brass plaque

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Brass plaque showing the Oba with kneeling supporters and Europeans: the European figure on the right holds a manilla; AD 1500s – 1600s.

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Brass figure of a European

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Brass figure of a European, probably Portuguese, with a musket. He wears early sixteenth-century military clothing, but the style of his musket dates to the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century. The figure was probably placed on an altar in the Oba’s palace.

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Brass plaque showing a Portuguese trader

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Ivory mask

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Ivory mask decorated with heads of Portuguese. For more information see the following link.

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Information about the ivory mask above

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aoa/i/ivory_mask.aspx

Portuguese trade routes

Source: stephenhicks.org

Map showing Portuguese trade routes in the AD 1400s and 1500s.

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Tribal Eye

Source: youtube.com

Tribal Eye video narrated by David Attenborough. Excerpt showing a brass plaque showing a meeting between the Oba and Queen Elizabeth II (29:45-30.25); excerpt on Europeans on the brass plaques: 32:33-34:36.



See this video on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2sU3zTVkI4

Views from Africa

Source: britishmuseum.org

Views from Africa: online tour of Europeans seen through the eyes of African artists.

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/online_tours/africa/views_from_africa/views_from_africa.aspx

Outside the classroom



Here is a selection of museums with relevant collections.

Manchester Museum

Source: museum.manchester.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/

The Horniman Museum, London

Source: horniman.ac.uk

Visit the site http://horniman.ac.uk/

The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Source: prm.ox.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/

Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow

Source: glasgowlife.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/kelvingrove/Pages/default.aspx

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Source: rammuseum.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org
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Ivory salt cellar from Benin