Item offered:

Ife/Yoruba Bronze Royal Head
(Nigeria)

 



Materials:
metal/bronze

Approximate dimensions:
19" H x 7" W x 10" D

Estimated age:
35+ years

Total shipping weight:
ca. 20-lbs.

All sales final.

 

All items carefully packed & shipped after payment received & cleared via PayPal. Unless otherwise specified in the item description, shipping to the U.S. will generally be via USPS Priority Mail, USPS Parcel Post, or UPS. Expedited shipping upgrade is available & optional. Will ship worldwide, with international shipping rates to be determined by buyer's location. Insurance optional/additional. Seller not responsible for any damages incurred during shipping nor for any Customs-related fees for non-U.S. shipments.
Description:

On offer from our personal collection is an exceptional bronze Ife royal head from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Hand-sculpted & cast using the lost wax method, the bronzes from the Ife & Benin regions are considered to be amongst the finest in the world.

With a powerful & particularly handsome visage, this bronze head has been beautifully sculpted. The refined facial features, most notably the eyes, eyelids, & lips, are wrought with superb detail. And the headdress/crown shows excellent detailing, as well. The face bears characteristic vertical striations.

A large & very heavy casting, this magnificent piece is in very good overall condition, with a rich, well-developed patina & some oxidization. Stunning display.
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