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Antique African Benin Bronze Tribal Art Sculpture Nigerian Princess' Head For Sale
Antique African BENIN Bronze Tribal Art Sculpture NIGERIAN Princess' Head
This is a large and impressive sculpture depicting a Benin Princess standing approximately 14 inches (35.5cm) high and weighing 3.9 kg.
It was sculpted by hand and cast in bronze using the lost wax process.
The people of Benin (now known as Nigeria) are descended from the Ife tribe and have been making bronzes in exactly the same way for many hundreds of years.
I am not an expert; it is therefore quite difficult to date this piece accurately but I believe that it was probably made in the first half of the 20th century. Of course there is a distinct possibility that it could be considerably older.
There are a few small holes here and there and a couple of larger ones on the head (see photos). There is also some oxidisation, mainly on the face. Condition is otherwise good.
Photographs form a very important part of my description and therefore buyers are advised to study them carefully and to contact me for any additional information they may need.
This item will be sent by overnight courier within the UK.
Please note that this item, once packed safely, will exceed the maximum weight and/or size limits imposed by Royal Mail on all "Airmail Small Packet" services and therefore will be sent overseas by International Carrier, such as Fedex or Parcelforce. If shipping to a particular destination is not listed, please contact me for a quote as costs may vary, even between neighbouring />
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