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Couple of bronze leopards - BENIN - Nigeria.

Lot reference 12105477

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Middle of the 20th century - Good condition.

The Ifé art is the only African art with anthropomorphic or zoomorphic representations with such a realism.
The leopard is a royal symbol of the Abomey Realm (Danhomé in Fon language).

According to the legend, the dynasties of the Southern kingdoms of the Republic of Benin originate from Tado, a city located in the current Togo and were created by a mythical couple: the princess Aligbonon from Tado and a leopard.
Leopards were placed by couple on the altars of the king’s ancestors.
Often they were aquamaniles.
During ceremonies, they were filed with water, through the hole placed on the top of their head.
Then, the water flowed through their nostrils.
The Oba had living leopards in his court and employed a guard entirely dedicated to the care of these animals.

height: 45 cm.
Length: 40 cm.
Height: 39 cm.
Length: 41 cm.
Weight: 5 kg.
Weight: 5 kg.
Registered shipment with track and trace.

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Feedback score: 98.6%
Reviews given: 302
Member since: May 29, 2015
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    Product conform omschrijving en foto’s. Zeer goed verpakt en snel verzonden!

    superbeem October 14, 2017

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    Very satisfied, thank you!

    Ringwald October 13, 2017

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    bien reçu merci

    KERVOANNOU October 9, 2017

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    La caja estaba totalmente rota;menos mal q le puso mucho papel de burbuja.
    Algun daño en una de las maderas q debere corregir.
    Por lo demas dentro de lo razonable

    MAJORERO1970 September 21, 2017

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    Encore plus intéressant et beau que sur la photo!
    Emballage impeccable, un rouleau entier de papier bulle !!
    Délais : 3 jours, comme annoncé!
    Merci "Chez Samba"!!
    Merci Catawiki!

    FabianLeBouleng September 21, 2017

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Austria $ 68.79
Belgium $ 68.79
Canada $ 177.90
Switzerland $ 68.79
Germany $ 68.79
Denmark $ 68.79
Spain $ 68.79
France $ 35.58
United Kingdom $ 68.79
Ireland $ 68.79
Italy $ 68.79
Luxembourg $ 68.79
Netherlands $ 68.79
Norway $ 68.79
Poland $ 68.79
Portugal $ 68.79
Sweden $ 68.79
United States $ 177.90
Rest of Europe $ 68.79
Rest of the World $ 177.90


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