Big, bronze IFE head, Benin City, Nigeria, 2nd half 20th century
Magnificently moulded bronze head of the IFE from the region Benin City in Nigeria. Traditionally known for the quality of their bronze statues. This is a fine example, moulded using the method of 'lost wax', in which the mould is lost in the process. The statue has a serene appearance and it is beautiful from whichever angle you look at it. With slight traces of use and aging, this head is in good condition.
Height: 37 cm
Circumference at the height of the mouth: 59 cm
Weight: 3800 grams
Origin: region Benin City, Nigeria
Date: 2nd half 20th century