GothamGallery Fine African Art - Benin Memorial Head

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 10, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

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Superb Nigeria Kingdom of Benin Bronze Memorial Head

Inches: Height: 11.25 Inches
Centimeters: Height: 28.5 Centimeters
Measurement Sculpture Only
Material: Metal, Bronze
Estimated Age: 19th - 20th Century
Condition: Good
Remarks: Stylized work ancient lost wax method fantastic bronze greenish patina
Shipping: US East Coast - Estimated $16.00
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CONDITION
Metal corrosion, minor scrapes, overall condition good. Thank you and please view my other items.
BACKGROUND
The powerful ancient Benin kingdom was founded by the son of an Ife king in the early 14th century AD. It was situated in the forest area of southern Nigeria. The art of bronze casting was introduced around the year 1280. The kingdom reached its maximum size and artistic splendor in the 15th and 16th century. For a long time the
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