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Benin Kingship Rituals
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produced by R. E. Bradbury and Frank Speed, 1918-2006 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1963), 20 mins
Until it was conquered by the British in 1897, the city of Benin, in what is now Nigeria, was the centre of a powerful kingdom. Its rulers, the Obas of Benin, were mysterious, secluded figures who spent much of their time in the performance of rituals designed to enhance their power and to ensure the prosperity of...
produced by R. E. Bradbury and Frank Speed, 1918-2006 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1963), 20 mins
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