Entrance to Chief Isekhure's Home


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Entrance to Chief Isekhure's Home
©D. Anthony Mahone

This traditional home entrance does not visually or spatially lead to a large room for entertaining, Rather, the entrance is somewhat maze-like, meant to confuse intruders. Like most Benin homes, framed photographs constitute a major form of interior wall decoration. The exterior walls are horizontally scored, a privilege reserved for the monarch and his chiefs.


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