|Film Description:||Iyare! Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre, a new exhibition at the Penn Museum, runs from 08 November 2008 through 01 March 2009.|
Iyare!—May you go and return safely!—is what onlookers shout when Edo nobles head for Benins palace. For centuries, Nigerias Benin Kingdom was one of West Africas most-renowned and powerful political states, its unsurpassed artists recording personalities, ceremonies, and deities.
Directed by Cait Davis
Cinematography by Cait Davis
Gaffer Jared DesRuisseaux
|Tags:||Benin | Edo people | Kingdom of Benin | Museum exhibits | University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology|