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Nkangi Kiditu (Christ the Protector Crucifix)

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The Kongo Kingdom first made contact with the Portuguese in 1493 when explorer Diogo Cão, along with Catholic priests, explored the Congo river. This initial contact eventually led to the establishment of trade partnerships....


Mukinka (Warrior Mask)

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The Mugongo society of warriors is responsible for the protection of Salampasu communities; society members protect against invasion from rival clans or other external forces. To become a member of Mugongo, Salampasu boys must...


Mgba Mgba (Prestige Necklace)

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During special ceremonies and community festivals, the fon (king) of the Bamum kingdom wears a mgba mgba prestige necklace made of a copper alloy (typically brass).

Made by a special guild of artists, the Pa Nguot, mgba...


Uhunmwun Ekue (Hip Pendant)

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The Oba (King) was at the heart of Benin City rule, supported by a number of warriors and chiefs that helped with the protection and management of the kingdom respectively. To highlight the various roles and ranks held in...


Uhunmwun Ekue (Hip Pendant)

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The Oba (King) was at the heart of Benin City rule, supported by a number of warriors and chiefs that helped with the protection and management of the kingdom respectively. To highlight the various roles and ranks held in...


Aseberia (Iyoba Altar Tableau)

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Placed at the centre of the Iyoba’s (queen mother’s) royal ancestor altar, in the palace of the ruling Oba (king), these tableaus (called aseberia or in some cases urhoto) are created by the ruling Oba after the...