Nello stile di (1) - Bronzo africano - beni-edo - Nigeria

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Nello stile di (1) - Bronzo africano - beni-edo - Nigeria
metà del XX secolo - Buone condizioni

Royal Leopard Head in Bronze - BINI EDO - Nigeria


This zoomorphic head refers to rich symbolism associated to the leopard, king of the bush. Furthermore, it embodies the qualities an Oba much incarnate. Within the Kingdom of Benin, the execution of the king of animals was associated to legends, the leopard was the privilege of the chief, the Oba. The feline could then be used as an offering for the worship of the chief’s head. Sometimes tamed by various royal guilds, the chief would bring it with him for his travels. The Oba, named “child of the leopard of the house” could also offer teeth or skin to commanders whose loyalty was evident.

Height - 32 cm.

Width - 20 cm.

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Dettagli lotto
Numero totale di oggetti
1
Oggetto
Nello stile di
Etnia/cultura
beni-edo
Regione / Paese
Nigeria
Materiale
Bronzo africano
Periodo
metà del XX secolo
Condizioni
Buone condizioni
Con supporto incluso
No
Dimensioni
20×32×20 cm
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