National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
3rd Floor, 318 A St., NE Floor Plan
On view are 18 colorful textile hangings, traditional symbols of power in the royal courts of the Fon people of the Republic of Benin (formerly Dahomey). A Fon royal palace courtyard is re-created in the exhibition gallery.
The hangings were collected by Mr. and Mrs. Melville J. Herskovitz in 1931.