Beautiful head of a OBA King in bronze. The King has a very typical hat with a tribal figurations and a Snail on top, scarifications on the eyebrows and round the neck lots of rings. This bronze head 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 wonderful brown 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: 14.2 inch, 36 cm. Width: 9.1inch, 23 cm.Depth: 7.1 inch, 18 cm. 10.6 lbs, 4,8 kg. We welcome all reasonable offers!
We appreciate your bussiness and look forward to helping you bring home a piece of history! The item "African OBA King Head with Snail, BENIN Bronze Nigeria, TRIBAL ART PRIMITIVE" is in sale since Saturday, May 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Sculptures & Statues". The seller is "webrasa" and is located in Tilburg. This item can be shipped worldwide.