The Resource Benin kingship rituals, produced by F. Speed and R. Bradbury, for the Benin Historical Research Scheme

Benin kingship rituals, produced by F. Speed and R. Bradbury, for the Benin Historical Research Scheme

Label
Benin kingship rituals
Title
Benin kingship rituals
Statement of responsibility
produced by F. Speed and R. Bradbury, for the Benin Historical Research Scheme
Contributor
Film producer
Publisher
Sponsoring body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Until it was conquered by the British in 1897, the city of Benin, in what is now Nigeria, was the centre of a powerful kingdom. Its rulers, the Obas of Benin, were mysterious, secluded figures who spent much of their time in the performance of rituals designed to enhance their power and to ensure the prosperity of their subjects. Many of the art objects for which Benin is famous were used in these rituals, some of which are still performed. This film shows some of the most significant moments in the rituals that take place around the beginning of the new year, including the greatest event of the ritual year, the Igwe Festival, in which the Obas divine powers are strengthened and renewed. The object of worship is the head of the living Oba, the seat of his ritual energy, on which the well-being of the nation is believed to depend on
Cataloging source
ALSTP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in English and an undetermined language with English subtitles
LC call number
GN303
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bradbury, R. E.
  • Speed, Francis
  • Benin Historical Research Scheme
  • Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Runtime
20
Series statement
Ethnographic video online
Series volume
volume 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bini (African people)
  • Bini (African people)
  • Bini (African people)
  • Festivals
  • Nigeria
  • Bini (African people)
  • Bini (African people)
  • Festivals
  • Manners and customs
  • Nigeria
Target audience
general
Technique
unknown
Label
Benin kingship rituals, produced by F. Speed and R. Bradbury, for the Benin Historical Research Scheme
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1963
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 2, 2013)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (20 min.).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)849667413
  • (OCoLC)ocn849667413
Video recording format
other
Label
Benin kingship rituals, produced by F. Speed and R. Bradbury, for the Benin Historical Research Scheme
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1963
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 2, 2013)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (20 min.).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)849667413
  • (OCoLC)ocn849667413
Video recording format
other

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