IYARE! Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre

Category: Promotional

Length: 00:31

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
Video Category Promotional