MFA receives rare West African art pieces ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page The Museum of Fine Arts has been given 34 rare African pieces from a group of works known as the Benin bronzes, marking a dramatic upgrade in a long-neglected area of the museum’s collection. Commemorative head of a defeated leader. Commemorative head of a king. Pectoral with two dignitaries. Relief plaque of a battle scene. Plaque of a dignitary with a drum. Portuguese rifleman. Salt cellar. Horseman.