GREAT! Gorgeous, big, bronze warrior statue, BENIN, Nigeria, ~1980
GREAT! Gorgeous, impressive, big bronze statue of a warrior from the Benin tribe in Nigeria, weighing nearly 9 kilograms! An imposing sight with many fine details... A refined face with great depth and sharpness, and full of decorations. Look carefully at its armour (also the backside), the well-worked feet, the phenomenally crafted staff. Striking, pretty hairdo, also with strands that run over the shoulders and further. These strands are separate from the body, indicating great craftmanship. This fantastic statue was manufactured by means of the method of "lost wax", the cire perdue in which the mould is lost during the moulding process. Hereby, it is a unique piece. Overall, the statue is in good condition. On request, I can send more photos via WeTransfer.
Height: 58 cm!!
Weight: 8720 grams!!
Origin: region Benin City, Nigeria
Date: approx. 1980