Big, older bronze statue of king OBA, IFE, Benin City, Nigeria, appr. 1980
Sublime, huge head with diadem of king OBA, Ife tribe, region Benin City, Nigeria. Brilliant face with a particularly fine diadem. This bronze statue is moulded by the method of lost wax, in which mould is lost during the process. Some holes here and there, some cracks are visible here and there, that came into being during the moulding process. During transport, a little bump came into the back, as is visible on the shown photos. If you look at the statue from the front and turn it slightly, the bump is not visible at all. As a consequence, the price is extremely low! Furthermore, the statue with slight traces of use and aging is in good condition.
Height: 48 cm!!
Circumference at the level of the mouth: approx. 62 cm
Weight: 3300 grams
Origin: region Benin City, Nigeria
Date: approx. 1980