Palace Wall Segment


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria
Palace Wall Segment
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In 1897, the German trader Erdmann photographed this remaining section of a palace building. The earthen wall not only contains the usual horizontal fluting, but also regularly spaced niches, zig-zag lines, and a fretted design similar to a Greek key pattern.


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