Antique Benin Bronze Water Buffalo & Birds
Antique Benin bronze water buffalo and birds.
The seller says: "This regal water buffalo with four birds sitting on his ... more Antique Benin bronze water buffalo and birds.
The seller says: "This regal water buffalo with four birds sitting on his head and back is a fine example of the traditional African sculpture known as Benin Bronze. What really excites us is the clear connection seen here between African primitive art and the work of twentieth century European artists and painters, so many of whom were collectors, devotees and visitors. The flat head, geometric patterns and extreme proportions of the body parts are all elements readily found in Modern painting and sculpture.
The Benin Empire dates back at least six hundred years and lasted until it was overrun and plundered by the British in 1897 in what is now Nigeria. Traditionally, these pieces were produced for the royal court of the empire, ruled by the Oba (King), and were used to decorate his palace and to pay homage to his divine and mystical powers.
The water buffalo shown here dates to the very late 19th or early 20th century. He has a deep rich patina, some oxidation and other wear, all of which is age-appropriate." less
- 10.25ʺW × 3.75ʺD × 7.0ʺH
- Good Moderate wear and tear, but still has good years left
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