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Nigeria: A Tapestry of Culture, History, and Resilience Discover the vibrant nation through its rich tapestry of culture, history, and resilience

Background imageNigeria Collection: Political Map of Africa

Political Map of Africa
Vector Illustration of the policital map of Africa Reference map as created by the US Central Intelligence Agency

Background imageNigeria Collection: An ivory mask from Benin, Nigeria worn by the Oba of Benin on ceremonial occasions

An ivory mask from Benin, Nigeria worn by the Oba of Benin on ceremonial occasions
This mask was worn by the Oba of Benin at the waist on ceremonial occasions. It represents an ancestor or predecessor

Background imageNigeria Collection: Africa Political Map

Africa Political Map
Antique illustration of a Africa Political Map from 1893

Background imageNigeria Collection: Bronze head with beaded crown and plume. 12th-14th

Bronze head with beaded crown and plume. 12th-14th c. King of Oni, king of Ife. Yoruba art. Sculpture on bronze. UNITED KINGDOM. London. The British Museum. Proc: NIGERIA. Ife

Background imageNigeria Collection: The street Market at Zaria, Nigeria

The street Market at Zaria, Nigeria. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nigeria - A Yoruba Grocer

Nigeria - A Yoruba Grocer Date: circa 1920s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Durbar festival, Kano, Nigeria, Africa

Durbar festival, Kano, Nigeria, Africa

Background imageNigeria Collection: Agbokim waterfall, Ikom, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa

Agbokim waterfall, Ikom, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa

Background imageNigeria Collection: Warrior- Nigeria

Warrior- Nigeria
Mounted warrior from Bornu, Nigeria

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nigerian Rising 1895

Nigerian Rising 1895
Native Nigerians rebel against the Royal Niger Company, which gives place to a protectorate five years later

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nigeria Kano

Nigeria Kano
General view of the city

Background imageNigeria Collection: Ibadan Gate - Nigeria, West Africa

Ibadan Gate - Nigeria, West Africa
Ibadan Gate No.4 and Iwo Gate - Nigeria, West Africa Date: circa 1905

Background imageNigeria Collection: Sade, singer, real name Helen Folasade Adu from Nigeria

Sade, singer, real name Helen Folasade Adu from Nigeria, pictured in this October 1984 picture shoot for The Daily Record

Background imageNigeria Collection: Zuma rock, Abuja, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa

Zuma rock, Abuja, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa

Background imageNigeria Collection: Ebute Ero on market day, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa

Ebute Ero on market day, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa
Aerial view of the town of Ebute Ero on market day, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. Date: circa 1920

Background imageNigeria Collection: Lagos, Nigeria - The Marina from the air

Lagos, Nigeria - The Marina from the air Date: circa 1930s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Shanty town, Nigeria

Shanty town, Nigeria
Shanty town. Photographed on the outskirts of Port Harcourt, in Rivers State, Nigeria

Background imageNigeria Collection: West Africa - Nigeria - Kano - Sanusi People

West Africa - Nigeria - Kano - Sanusi People. Date: circa late 1950s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds

Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds Date: circa 1920s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nigerian Jujuh House

Nigerian Jujuh House
A Jujuh house, or house of worship, in Biafra (present-day Nigeria). To European visitors this was magic rather than religion - and black magic at that !

Background imageNigeria Collection: Red-throated Bee-eater - Nigeria Africa

Red-throated Bee-eater - Nigeria Africa
PB-73 RED-THROATED BEE-EATER North Nigeria Melittophagus bullocki Philip Blasdale Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard, 1858 - 1945, aka Sir Frederick Lugard
3083273 Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard, 1858 - 1945, aka Sir Frederick Lugard.; Private Collection; (add.info.: British soldier, mercenary)

The British Empire, 1920s: Nigeria (colour litho)
8657402 The British Empire, 1920s: Nigeria (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Nigeria)

Background imageNigeria Collection: Mohammed al Amin el Kanemi al Haji (1776-1837), Sheikh of Bornu (Chad, Nigeria)

Mohammed al Amin el Kanemi al Haji (1776-1837), Sheikh of Bornu (Chad, Nigeria)
FLO4635263 Mohammed al Amin el Kanemi al Haji (1776-1837), Sheikh of Bornu (Chad, Nigeria). Lithography for the book: " Galerie complete en tableaux fideles des peuples d'Afrique" by

Background imageNigeria Collection: 8909599

8909599

Background imageNigeria Collection: Beating cloth with patterned mallets, 1850

Beating cloth with patterned mallets, 1850
3478968 Beating cloth with patterned mallets, 1850; (add.info.: Beating cloth with patterned mallets to strengthen it, Northern Nigeria.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageNigeria Collection: 'Twelve Prints of Sea Engagements. The Defeat of a French Squadron, commanded by Monsr de la Clue

'Twelve Prints of Sea Engagements. The Defeat of a French Squadron, commanded by Monsr de la Clue, off Cape Lagos
7341692 'Twelve Prints of Sea Engagements. The Defeat of a French Squadron, commanded by Monsr de la Clue, off Cape Lagos, on the 18th of August 1759

Background imageNigeria Collection: Illustration representing an African young girl from Kano (Nigeria). French. 1870 (chromolithograph)

Illustration representing an African young girl from Kano (Nigeria). French. 1870 (chromolithograph)
5669214 Illustration representing an African young girl from Kano (Nigeria). French. 1870 (chromolithograph); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageNigeria Collection: Standing male ancestor figure (ekpu), late 19th century (wood)

Standing male ancestor figure (ekpu), late 19th century (wood)
1068327 Standing male ancestor figure (ekpu), late 19th century (wood) by African School; 59.7x10.95x11.1 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

Background imageNigeria Collection: Beating cloth with patterned mallets, 1850

Beating cloth with patterned mallets, 1850
3478969 Beating cloth with patterned mallets, 1850; (add.info.: Beating cloth with patterned mallets to strengthen it, Northern Nigeria.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageNigeria Collection: Lagos Nigeria Skyline

Lagos Nigeria Skyline
Michael Tompsett

Background imageNigeria Collection: Lagos Nigeria Skyline

Lagos Nigeria Skyline
Michael Tompsett

Background imageNigeria Collection: Noerlandese, King of Bussa, Bornese, covered with tree zest fabrics

Noerlandese, King of Bussa, Bornese, covered with tree zest fabrics
6202818 Noerlandese, King of Bussa, Bornese, covered with tree zest fabrics; (add.info.: "Noerlandese, King of Bussa, Bornese, covered with tree zest fabrics")

Background imageNigeria Collection: Beating cloth with patterned mallets, 1850

Beating cloth with patterned mallets, 1850
3479019 Beating cloth with patterned mallets, 1850; (add.info.: Beating cloth with patterned mallets to strengthen it, Northern Nigeria.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageNigeria Collection: Variety of hairstyles and hairstyles from Africa: Nigeria, Chad, Sierra Leone, and felatah

Variety of hairstyles and hairstyles from Africa: Nigeria, Chad, Sierra Leone, and felatah
FLO4635248 Variety of hairstyles and hairstyles from Africa: Nigeria, Chad, Sierra Leone, and felatah. Lithography for the book

Background imageNigeria Collection: Bodyguard of the Sheikh of Bornu (Chad, Nigeria). Lithography for the book

Bodyguard of the Sheikh of Bornu (Chad, Nigeria). Lithography for the book
FLO4635209 Bodyguard of the Sheikh of Bornu (Chad, Nigeria). Lithography for the book: " Galerie complete en tableaux fideles des peuples d'Afrique" by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche

Background imageNigeria Collection: The Owa of Owo proceeding to the Durbar Hall, Nigeria (b/w photo)

The Owa of Owo proceeding to the Durbar Hall, Nigeria (b/w photo)
8635689 The Owa of Owo proceeding to the Durbar Hall, Nigeria (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageNigeria Collection: 'Indigenes travaillant au chemin de fer de la Nigeria du Nord; L'Ouest Africain, 1914

'Indigenes travaillant au chemin de fer de la Nigeria du Nord; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. Creator: Unknown
'Indigenes travaillant au chemin de fer de la Nigeria du Nord; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. From "Grande Geographie Bong Illustree", 1914

Background imageNigeria Collection: 'Un quartier de Lagos; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. Creator: Unknown

'Un quartier de Lagos; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. Creator: Unknown
'Un quartier de Lagos; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. From "Grande Geographie Bong Illustree", 1914

Background imageNigeria Collection: 'Delta du Niger; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. Creator: Unknown

'Delta du Niger; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. Creator: Unknown
'Delta du Niger; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. From "Grande Geographie Bong Illustree", 1914

Background imageNigeria Collection: H.M.S. 'Antelope' at Fernando Po - Election of a New Sovereign, 1854. Creator: Unknown. H.M.S

H.M.S. "Antelope" at Fernando Po - Election of a New Sovereign, 1854. Creator: Unknown. H.M.S
H.M.S. "Antelope" at Fernando Po - Election of a New Sovereign, 1854. The [Antelope], during her late visit to the different rivers in the Bight of Biafra

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nigeria Football International Team - 1949

Nigeria Football International Team - 1949

Background imageNigeria Collection: Map Showing the German Cameroon Colony, 1916. Creator: Unknown

Map Showing the German Cameroon Colony, 1916. Creator: Unknown
Map Showing the German Cameroon Colony, 1916. German Cameroon was an African colony of the German Empire from 1884 to 1916

Background imageNigeria Collection: Ibo Women, Nigeria - Traditional Dancing

Ibo Women, Nigeria - Traditional Dancing - note the Igbo ankle rattles. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageNigeria Collection: John Boko Cobham, a king of Old Calabar (Southern Nigeria), 1912. Artist: Harry Johnston

John Boko Cobham, a king of Old Calabar (Southern Nigeria), 1912. Artist: Harry Johnston
John Boko Cobham, a king of Old Calabar (Southern Nigeria), 1912. From The Living Races of Mankind, Vol. II. [Hutchinson & Co, London, 1912]

Background imageNigeria Collection: An Igbo woman wearing ankle plates, Nigeria, West Africa, 1922. Artist: Northcote Thomas

An Igbo woman wearing ankle plates, Nigeria, West Africa, 1922. Artist: Northcote Thomas
An Igbo woman wearing ankle plates, Nigeria, West Africa, 1922. From Peoples of All Nations, Their Life Today and the Story of Their Past, volume I: Abyssinia to the British Empire

Background imageNigeria Collection: Lagos, Nigeria in 1984 and 2022

Lagos, Nigeria in 1984 and 2022
Color satellite image of Lagos, Nigeria in 1984 and 2022



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Nigeria: A Tapestry of Culture, History, and Resilience Discover the vibrant nation through its rich tapestry of culture, history, and resilience. Located in West Africa and depicted on the political map of Africa, a land that captivates with its diverse landscapes and fascinating traditions. One cannot delve into Nigerian heritage without acknowledging the iconic ivory mask from Benin. Worn by the revered Oba of Benin during ceremonial occasions, this masterpiece represents the artistic prowess that has flourished throughout Nigeria's history. The bronze head adorned with a beaded crown and plume further exemplifies Nigeria's artistic brilliance. Dating back to the 12th-14th centuries, it stands as a testament to the skilled craftsmanship that thrived within Nigerian communities. Immerse yourself in everyday life at Zaria's bustling street market. Here you can witness firsthand the vibrant energy as locals engage in lively trade and commerce – an integral part of Nigerian society. Step into a Yoruba grocer's store to experience Nigeria's cultural diversity up close. The colorful array of spices, fruits, and vegetables showcases both traditional flavors and modern influences that have shaped Nigerian cuisine over time. Unleash your inner warrior as you explore Nigeria's historical significance. From ancient battles to struggles for independence like "Nigerian Rising 1895, " this nation embodies strength amidst adversity. Venture northward to Kano where tradition intertwines seamlessly with modernity. This city epitomizes Nigeria's ability to embrace progress while preserving its unique heritage – a true testament to its dynamic spirit. Beyond artistry and history lies Sade - an internationally acclaimed singer hailing from Nigeria. Known for her soulful voice, she symbolizes how Nigerians continue to make their mark on global stages across various fields. Experience Lagos' vibrant atmosphere as Ebute Ero comes alive on market day.