Art from the region of the Kingdom of Dahomey

The sculptures and objects provide insight into the high-quality artistic creativity of this African region. They exemplify the distinctive significance of African art that has been developed independently from Western art.

This art has its source from the pronounced popular piety of the native population. Only a few objects, such as Récaden can be ascribed to the courtly art. The belief in the Vodun religion such as Mawu Lissa, Saktpata, Hébiosso, Dan etc. determines the course of life.

The wish to make these powerful and expressive pieces of regional art accessible to the wider public caused us to operate this web page.