Adewale Maja-Pearce, 12 August 2021
Show More The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution by Dan Hicks.
Pluto, 368 pp., £20, November 2020, 978 0 7453 4176 7Show More
Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes by Barnaby Phillips.
Oneworld, 388 pp., £20, April, 978 1 78607 935 0Show More
“... Benin court art, since works in brass, ivory and wood are also included – in his 1668 account. Richard Burton, who travelled to the city in 1863, had written of them too, and a few had been presented as gifts, notably two carved ivory tusks given to a visiting trader in 1889 (he also took photographs), and a bronze figure of a horseman given to ...”