Large 15.4" African BENIN Bronze Buste, OBA Royal King - Nigeria
Wonderful high quality bronze buste of an African OBA King.
The King has a very typical hat and clothes with tribal figurations and a crown on top, he holds tribal attributes in his hands.
This statue is of high quality and was made with the - cire perdue technique- , and is therefore unique in its kind. Beautifully finished off in detail. It has a beautiful age related black patina.
Almost all Benin art was created to honor the king , or Oba, who has reigned, with his ancestors, from the 15th century. Each is sculpted by hand, then cast in bronze.
Good condition, but with signs of use and normal holes of cast glitches. Please study the photos well.
Height: 15.4 inch, 39 cm
Width: 8.7 inch, 22 cm
Depth: 5.9 inch, 15 cm
Weight: approx. 10.0 lbs, 4.5 kg
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