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Art Information Sheet Twenty-Four - Bird of Prophecy

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Sep 21, 2021

The “Bird of prophecy”, traditionally called Ahianmwen-Oro is a cultural emblem of the Ugie Oro festival of the Benin people passed down from the early 16th century, under the reign of Oba Esigie. This article explores the Ugie Oro festival and reveals the significance of the Ahianmwen-Oro to the Benin people.

Bird of Prophecy