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BENIN BRONZE HEAD OF AN EARLY KING

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BENIN BRONZE HEAD OF AN EARLY KING
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Early 20th c. Replica of the "Olokun" Head, one of several copper alloy heads excavated in 1910 at Ife, Nigeria that were originally crafted by Yoruba artists in the 14th-16th c., with holes around the hairline intended to hold a crown, neck hole for attachment to a wooden support, 14 1/2" high, 7" x 8 1/2". Dents, split in neck.
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BENIN BRONZE HEAD OF AN EARLY KING

Estimate $600 - $800
Nov 13, 2020
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Starting Price $250
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3284: BENIN BRONZE HEAD OF AN EARLY KING

Sold for $250
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Est. $600 - $800Starting Price $250
Tribal Arts Auction
Nov 13, 2020 11:00 AM EST
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Lot 3284 Details

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Early 20th c. Replica of the "Olokun" Head, one of several copper alloy heads excavated in 1910 at Ife, Nigeria that were originally crafted by Yoruba artists in the 14th-16th c., with holes around the hairline intended to hold a crown, neck hole for attachment to a wooden support, 14 1/2" high, 7" x 8 1/2". Dents, split in neck.

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