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Metal Plaque Reproduction of Benin Depicting Figures Holding Shields & Weapons

Description:

Metal alloy reproduction plaque from Benin, Nigeria, with three protruding male figures wearing helmets.Two figures are holding shields and two weapons; one sword and one spear. Created to honor the king, or Oba, who has reigned with his ancestors from the 15th century. Sculpted by hand and then cast in bronze by the lost wax process
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SKU

8223

Condition

Good

Dimensions

HEIGHT: 22 in. (56 cm) WIDTH: 13.5 in. (34 cm) DEPTH: 4 in. (10 cm)

Dealer

G116

Material

Brass

Style

Tribal

Place of Origin

Nigeria

Period

Mid 20th Century

Color

Brown

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