Oba Head: This is a handmade, crafted antique art work, a well-cast head of Oba from Benin with ceremonial headdress and elaborate coral collar. This is a head of an Oba based upon a 14th – 15th century. This beautifully bronze casting from Benin kingdom, west Africa. It represents a Benin king “Oba”. This is a replica, but is important to note that the skill of the Nigeria bronze and brass casting to day continued nearly 500 years old at Benin and have not lost their skill in producing interesting works of art. Benin art is royal art, made to glorify the great king Oba who is considered to have a divine ancestry powers. Benin casting were all made by the lost wax technique, which produces one a kind paces. A core of clay is covered with wax which is then carved into the exact shape which the artist wants the finished piece to have. This piece is well detailed and finely cast in a good condition with gorgeous at work.
Height: 29.65” tall, 9” width and 15.5 diameter