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Rare Antique African Tribal Benin Cast Bronze Metal Lion Sculpture c 1800

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Seller: gooddeal760 (1,005) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Palm Desert, California, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 263307140251 Rare Antique African Tribal Benin Cast Bronze Lion Sculpture circa 1800 Country: Old Benin Kingdom, Nigeria Material: BronzeSize: 8 1/2" x 15"CWeigh: 7 lbs.Circa: Late 1800sCondition: Excellent Status: Private Collection, United States An outstanding piece of history. The art of Beninis the product of an urban royal court, and is meant to symbolize and to extol the power, mystique, grandeur, continuity, and endurance of the ruling dynasty and its governing institutions. From the 14th century until its fall in 1897, Benin was ruled by the oba, a divine ruler at the head of the political system of titled chiefs. Under royal support, a number of craftsman's guilds produced bronze, brass, and wood sculptures and embroidered cloth which have become prized by museums and command high prices on the art market.The extraordinary bronzes of the Benin kingdom in what is now Nigeria exhibit a virtuosity and sophistication of style that has astonished the Western world since they were visited in the 15th Century. Their work was brought to Europe following a punitive expedition by the British in 1897, causing a great sensation. The people of Benin, called Bini, are descended from the Ife, also known for their remarkable bronzes. Almost all Benin art was created to honor the king , or Oba, who has reigned, with his ancestors, from the 15th century. Excellent Condition: No Bends, or Breaks. Museum QualityPlease contact us with any questionsYour satisfaction is guaranteed or we will gladly issue a full refund (see return policy)We ship in nice clean new boxes with bubble and packing peanutsWe also ship International using Ebay's Global Shipping Program ~ See Details Shipping Includes Ins. & Tracking Please contact us First, if there is any problem with your order, and we will fix it asap.We want Satisfied Customers! We invite you to visit our Ebay storeClick here to see our other itemsThank You Very Much For Lookingyc lion Condition: Excellent Condition: Museum Quality: No Bends, Breaks, Dings, or Dents, Material: Bronze

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