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Benin Warriors Plaque
Benin Warriors Plaque (by Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) - A cast brass plaque depicting warriors of the kingdom of Benin (13-19th century CE) in West Africa (modern southern Nigeria). The central figure is likely a king (Oba). From Benin City , 16th-17th century CE. Height: 47.6 cms (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
40,000-Year-Old Ice Age Art To Go on Display in London | TIME.com
The British Museum in London is doing its level best to hype a new exhibition dubbed “Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind” by trotting out objects and details like these, reminding us that conventional notions about our Ice Age ancestors’ aesthetic abilities tend to underestimate their level of sophistication.