Beautiful Mask of a OBA King in bronze. The King has a very typical hat with tribal figurations, and scarifications on the eyebrows. Almost all Benin art was created to honor the king , or Oba, who has reigned, with his ancestors, from the 15th century. Each is sculpted by hand, then cast in bronze. Beautifully made, with plenty of details, tribal figurations on the head and lots of tribal scarifications on the face.
It has a beautiful dark brown patina. This mask is of high quality and was made with the - cire perdue technique- , and is therefore unique in its kind. Beautifully finished off in detail. Good condition, but with signs of use and normal holes of cast glitches. Please study the photos well.Height: 11.4 inch, 29 cm. Width: 6.3 inch, 16 cm Depth: 5.9 inch, 15 cm. 6.4 lbs, 2.9 kg. We welcome all reasonable offers! We appreciate your bussiness and look forward to helping you bring home a piece of history! The item "African BENIN Bronze OBA King Mask Nigeria Benin, AFRICAN TRIBAL ART PRIMITIF" is in sale since Sunday, March 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks". The seller is "webrasa" and is located in Tilburg.
This item can be shipped worldwide.