University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Leslie R. Langton

The Restoration of a Bronze Plaque From Benin

By: Leslie R. Langton

In April 1967 the University Museum of Philadelphia sent me fragments of a Benin Bronze plaque (AF 2069) with a request that I restore it if possible. When cast originally  by the Benin craftsmen in the 15th-16th century, using the cire-perdue process, this was a very handsome plaque. It portrays a single male figure standing with hands […]