Large African Bronze Leopard vd BENIN, Benin City Region, Nigeria
Beautifully large and detailed bronze leopard from the Benin, region of Benin City in Nigeria. Since the 16th century, the Benins have been known for their high-quality bronze statues. That tradition still continues. This is a nice Benin leopard! with great detail and depth. The leopard symbolizes courage and strength and appears in many statues. The sculpture is made using the lost wax method, cire perdue, in which the mold is lost during the casting process. This makes it a unique item, a one-of-a-kind. It is beautifully styled with great detail and a strong look! Good condition!
Height: 34 cm
Length: 30 cm
Weight: 3561 grams !!
Origin: Benin City Region, Nigeria
Date: 21st century