Large and heavy African Ifé bronze statue from Benin.
Statue representing a head of Queen Mother.
Art from Benin is described as a royal court art because it is closely related to the king, known as ‘Oba’. The tradition of the Ifé bronze court objects dates back to the 14th century. The many brass heads and figurines crafted by artists from Benin were reserved for the exclusive use of the residents of the royal palace and were most often placed on altars dedicated to each new Oba. These altars, in a rectangular shape, were mounted with heads, statuettes, carved ivory tusks, bells and staffs. These pieces were used to commemorate an Oba and to connect with his soul.
Objects are shipped with insurance and track & trace.
We guarantee high quality packaging, using a 100% reliable delivery service. Parcels are being shipped from Monday to Saturday, via an express parcel service (Colissimo) of the French Post, with track & trace. The shipment takes between 2 and 4 days throughout Europe.
You can view or retrieve the article at our exhibition hall, 20090 Ajaccio, France.
- voorouder standbeeld
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- Afrikaanse brons
- Midden 20e eeuw
- Goede staat, gebruikt met enige tekenen van slijtage
- Verkocht met standaard
- 26,5×8×10 cm
- 1,2 kg