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Brass plaque showing the Oba (ruler) of Benin (modern Nigeria). The plaques were looted by the British during their 1897 invasion of Benin and Nigeria has repeatedly called for the return of the Benin Bronzes from the British Museum.
The Benin Bronzes are a collection of more than a thousand commemorative pieces that originated in the royal palace of the Benin Empire. They were created by the Edo people starting in the thirteenth century.