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Benin horse rider (N° 1398)

Numerous heads and statues out of bronze made by Benin craftmen were kept for personal use of the nobility., and , most of the time put on altars consecrated by each new Oba. These rectangular-shaped altars were surmounted by heads, statues, carved ivory tusks, bells and staffs. They were being used to recall a Oba and to get in touch with his spirit.  


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OriginEx-collection britannique
EthnyBénin
Countrynigéria
Material(s)bronze
Height74
Weight22.00 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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