British Officers in the Ruins of the Benin Palace


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria
British Officers in the Ruins of the Benin Palace
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Horizontally-fluted walls marked both the interior and exterior palace walls. This interior space also includes modeled clay panels, one of which depicts a leopard from the side. The leopard is the Oba's counterpart, matching his beauty and ferocity.


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