Blood and bronze, the British empire and the sack of Benin
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hurst & Company
Resource type: Physical
Notes: Here is an incisive history revealing Britain's conquest of the Kingdom of Benin and the plunder of its fabled Bronzes. The Benin Bronzes are among the British Museum's most prized possessions. Celebrated for their great beauty, they embody the history, myth and artistry of the ancient Kingdom of Benin, once West Africa's most powerful, and today part of Nigeria.