The plague wooden pillars are covered from top to bottom with rectangular cast brass plaques. These plaques are understood to have autonomous meaning and to tell complex narratives in relation to one another.
Culture and Traditions
Benin’s culture is as rich and diverse as its landscape. With strong religious roots to inform most of the traditions, Benin’s culture is certainly one of the most unique and interesting in Africa. During the 13th century, the indigenous Edo people were run by a group of local chieftains. However, by the 15th century, a single ruler, known as the oba, had asserted control.
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Prairie View A&M University, "BENIN Culture of Arts from Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo - ( Plaque wooden pillars )" (2022). African Sculptures and Masks. 26.