Compare ritual and royal objects from the Yoruba and Edo peoples of Nigeria to learn how their rulers maintain worldly authority with the assistance of spiritual forces. Students will delight in examining a colorful beaded crown which empowers a Yoruba ruler and a three hundred year old bronze sculpture which establishes legitimacy for an Edo king. These and other stunning objects introduce divination, mythology and communication with ancestors to your class.
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Education: Adult Learners
Social Studies/History, Fine Arts
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Cleveland Museum of Art
1. Open with discussion on difference between spiritual and ]secular maintenance of power.2. Introduce sculptures and explain historical/cultural significance.3. Compare and contrast Yoruba and Benin cultures.4.. Answer remaining questions.
1. Students will learn the similarities, as well as differences, among the Yoruba and Beninpeoples—particularly in regards to attaining political power—which are reflected in theirworks of art.2. Students will understand that secular power in both the Yoruba and Benin cultures isacquired and maintained through access to spiritual power.3. Students will create a chart during the program which illustrates how Yoruba and Benin art relate in terms of politics and religion, as well as representations of ancestry.
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