Thursday, September 23News For London

Benin Bronzes; what are they, and how did one end up in Scotland?

Photo credit: Mike Peel

The University of Aberdeen recently made global headlines when it approved the repatriation of a bronze sculpture to Nigeria.

The Head of an Oba (King in Yoruba and Bini) is currently on its way back home after the decision to return it was made as a result of the “immoral” way it was acquired.

But what exactly is a Benin Bronze?

And how did it end it end up in Aberdeen?