Unicat: Mega bronze head of king OBA, Ife, Benin City, approx. 1980
Crafted by means of the method of "lost wax", "cire perdue", in which the would is lost during the moulding process. Hereby it is a unicat, a unique piece. Real fine in its shape and appearance, greatly refined details, as are well visible on the photos. The statue is full of character, huge and with slight traces of use and aging, it is in good condition.
Height: 41 cm
Circumference around mouth: 60 cm
Weight: 4220 grams !!
Origin: region Benin City, Nigeria
Date: approx. 1980