Giant bronze head with diadem of king OBA, Benin City, Nigeria
Giant, bronze head, weighing more than 6 kilograms (!), of king OBA from the Ife tribe from Benin City, a region in Nigeria. Take your measuring tape to realise how big this head is!! Magnificently moulded bronze head with parallel lines running over the face. The face is particularly pretty, from whichever angle you look at it. On the head, a big, nicely worked out diadem. The statue was created by means of the method of lost wax, in which the mould is lost during the moulding process. Hereby, this is a unique piece, a unicat.
Height: 62 cm !!
Circumference at the level of the mouth: approx. 70 cm !!
Weight: 6260 grams !!
Origin: Benin City, Nigeria
Date: approx. 1980