General Altar to Departed Obas


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria
General Altar to Departed Obas
©Kathy Curnow

When Oba Eweka II rebuilt the palace, he accorded his father and grandfather individual altars. All others were consigned to a joint altar inside the free-standing ancestral courtyard. The altar bears ukhurhe rattle staffs, brass bells, and occasionally a piece of ivory.


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria