Big, bronze head of king OBA, IFE, region Benin City, Nigeria, appr. 1980
Magnificently moulded, big bronze head of king OBA of the Ife, region Benin City in Nigeria. Great detail, a refined face and a wonderful appearance characterise this bronze statue. It was manufactured by means of the method of lost wax, during which the mould is lost in the moulding process. Because of this, it is a unique piece, a unicat. With slight traces of use and aging, the statue is in good condition.
Height: 31 cm
Circumference around the nose: approx. 57 cm
Weight: 3550 grams
Origin: Region Benin City, Nigeria
Date: approx. 1980