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BENIN BRONZE
LOST BRASS CASTING II

$12,000.00 $10,000.00

The Benin Bronzes are a group of more than a thousand commemorative metal plaques that decorated the royal palace of the Benin Kingdom in modern-day Nigeria. Collectively, the Bronzes form the best known examples of Benin art, created by the Edo people from the thirteenth century, which also included other sculptures in brass or bronze, including some famous portrait heads and smaller pieces.

Lost wax brass casting relief with three-dimensional effect

Bronze (or brass) rectangular plaque

16th/17th century

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