Benin Brass Commemorative head of an Oba- King

Benin Brass Commemorative head of an Oba- King

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Current leaders of the kingdom of Benin trace their origins to a ruling dynasty that began in the fourteenth century with Brass 

are commissioned by each oba (king) in the first years of his reign to honor his immediate predecessor. Although these heads represent specific obas, they are not portraits in the sense that they capture the individual features of the kings. Rather, they are idealized depictions that emphasize the trappings of kingship. 

This Sculpture is hollow inside,not as heavy as it may look (cast)

Height 7"

Circumference at base is 17"