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Animal Figure – Bronze – Edo – Benin


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SKU: 44. Edo benin bronze Categories: , Tags: , ,

Beautiful bronze animal from Benin. Benin bronzes are probably the most famous bronzes of African art, in front of the Ifé and Owo craftsmanships. This is due to the proximity with the Atlantic coast, which enabled trades with the Portuguese since the 15th century.
Wonderful pair of Benin leopards 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.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Object: Animal figure
Ethnic group: Edo
Country: Benin
Material: Bronze
Estimated period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 7x14x5 cm
Weight: 250 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear





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