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Couple of heads of a Benin altar, Bini Edo - BENIN - Nigeria

Lot reference 11708037

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Around 1970 - Good condition

Country: Nigeria.
Provenance : Former private collection, UK.
Ethnic group: Benin.
Weight: 16,19 kilograms.
Material(s): African bronze.
Dimensions:
- Height: 100 cm.
- Width: 21 cm.
Estimated age: Around 1970.
1 of the heads was restored, have a look at the picture.

Delivered with a certificate of authenticity.






Heads of a Benin royal altar, in bronze, from a former private collection of African art, UK.

The heads are topped by a horn which is also in bronze. They are decorated with two Oba, including one which is seated, wearing a war costume.

One of the specificities of the ancestral altars of the chiefs is the commemorative head, the head of a chief characterised by emblems, meticulously reproduced with a figure of a high rank. Sacrifices and offerings are offered to the head, which is greeted for the well-being of the follower. For the chief, the head altar has a very intimate meaning, that is the reason why it is placed in the middle of the house. However, the ancestral altar is located in the first room, the one to which foreigners have access. Placed on the ancestral altar, the head becomes the public manifestation of the chief’s capacity to survive and to prosper.


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United Kingdom $ 293.30
Ireland $ 293.30
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