2 African BENIN Bronze Leopards - BENIN City, Nigeria
2 Wonderful Benin Bronze Leopards in sitting position. For the Benin people, the leopard is a mighty and powerful royal animal, which rules the savanna as the king rules over his people. It also serves as a symbol of justice. The details of this statue is magnificent, the tribal configurations are sublime.
This bronze leopards are of very high quality and made using the "lost wax" method, where the mold is lost during the casting process. Therefore, they are unique pieces.
Due to the primitive process the object can shows some casting flaws, which gives them extra charm. The leopards have a beautiful brown patina.
Good condition. See the pictures.
Height: 8.1 inch, 20,5 cm
Width: 11.4 inch, 29 cm
Depth: 4.5 inch, 11,5 cm
Weight: 3.4 Lbs, 1.5 each.
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