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Leopard Head - Bronze - Benin

Lot reference 28753797
Leopard Head - Bronze - Benin

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Location: Netherlands
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2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Leopard Head
Region/ country: Benin
Material: Bronze
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 26×14×10 cm
Weight: 1600 g

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.
Aquamanile in the shape of a leopard was the sole property of the Oba - the leopard was the royal animal. Pectorals, hip and waist ornaments inthe shape of human or onimal heads were worn either by the Oba or by major dignitaries.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Asian African Art is a gallery specialized in authentic ethnographic art from varied tribes in Africa and Asia, based in the Netherlands.
Besides the ethnographic art, we have a specialism in golden collectible coins.

For more info and other interesting items visit our website: Asian African Art from the Netherlands (Vessem).

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    For more interesting golden coins please visit our website: www.asianafricanart.com
    I would like to wish you a wonderful day.

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    Huub
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