BENIN Bronze Leopard Family of 4 - Nigeria
Wonderful large and heavy Benin leopard family of 4 in bronze. 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 these statues 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 it extra charm. The leopards have a beautiful green, brown patina.
Good condition. See the pictures.
Height: 12.2 and 12.2 inch, 31 cm and 31 cm
Width: 21.7 and 20.5 inch, 55 cm and 52 cm
Depth: 4.5 and 4.7 inch, 11,5 cm and 12 cm
Height: 5.3 and 5.3 inch, 13.5 cm and 13.5 cm
Width: 4.7 and 5.1 inch, 12 cm and 13 cm
Depth: 1.6 and 1.8 inch, 4 cm and 4.5 cm
Total weight: 24.5 lbs, 11.1 kg
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