The Resource Royal art of Benin : the Perls collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kate Ezra

Royal art of Benin : the Perls collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kate Ezra

Label
Royal art of Benin : the Perls collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Title
Royal art of Benin
Title remainder
the Perls collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statement of responsibility
Kate Ezra
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • For more than 500 years, the artists of the West African kingdom of Benin created objects in brass, ivory, terracotta, and wood for use in divine kingship rituals, to adorn the royal palaces, and to identify the king, chiefs, warriors, and other officials at court. This volume presents a recent gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art of over 150 works of Benin sculpture, making the Museum's collection of sixteenth- to nineteenth-century Benin art one of the most
  • Comprehensive in the world. Among the objects--many reproduced in full color--are brass heads depicting past kings and queen mothers, free-standing brass figures, exquisite plaques, insignia of office, cast brass and carved ivory bracelets, carved elephant tusks, personal ornaments, musical instruments, court furnishings, and more. Black-and-white and color photographs of related objects and actual ceremonies help place the collection within its cultural and historical
  • Context. An introduction provides background on the history, art, and culture of Benin, and the illustrations are accompanied by expert commentary that summarizes the latest research on Benin art. A special section is devoted to the brass and ivory arts of the nearby Yoruba kingdoms of Owo and Ijebu, which were heavily influenced by Benin
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ezra, Kate
Dewey number
730/.09669/30747471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7399.D3
LC item number
E97 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Perls, Klaus
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Art, Beninese
  • Art
Label
Royal art of Benin : the Perls collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kate Ezra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Philippe de Montebello -- Preface / Klaus G. Perls -- Benin Altars. Heads of Kings. Queen Mother Heads. Terracotta Heads. Royal Altar Tusks. Figures. Altar Tableaus. Roosters. Rattle-Staffs. Bells. Altar Rings. Altars to the Hand -- Palace Plaques. Palace Plaques -- Court and Ceremonial Objects. Pectorals, Hip Ornaments, and Waist Pendants. Bracelets. Staffs of Office. Hand-held Clappers. Ivory Trumpets. Healing and Divining Instruments. Brass Vessels and Implements. Ivory Containers and Implements. Wood Boxes and Coconut-shell Containers. Stools and Chairs -- Art of Yoruba Kingdoms. Owo. Ijebu
Control code
ocm24589727
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xiii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780810964143
Isbn Type
(Abrams)
Lccn
91036868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)24589727
Label
Royal art of Benin : the Perls collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kate Ezra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Philippe de Montebello -- Preface / Klaus G. Perls -- Benin Altars. Heads of Kings. Queen Mother Heads. Terracotta Heads. Royal Altar Tusks. Figures. Altar Tableaus. Roosters. Rattle-Staffs. Bells. Altar Rings. Altars to the Hand -- Palace Plaques. Palace Plaques -- Court and Ceremonial Objects. Pectorals, Hip Ornaments, and Waist Pendants. Bracelets. Staffs of Office. Hand-held Clappers. Ivory Trumpets. Healing and Divining Instruments. Brass Vessels and Implements. Ivory Containers and Implements. Wood Boxes and Coconut-shell Containers. Stools and Chairs -- Art of Yoruba Kingdoms. Owo. Ijebu
Control code
ocm24589727
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xiii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780810964143
Isbn Type
(Abrams)
Lccn
91036868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)24589727

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