Wonderful Benin Leopard Head in bronze
For the Benin people, the leopard is a mighty and powerful royal animal, which rules the savanna as the king rules over his people. It also serves as a symbol of justice. The details of his head are magnificent, the tribal configurations are sublime.
This bronze leopard is a very high quality and made using the “lost wax” method, where the mold is lost during the casting process.Therefore, they are unique pieces.
Due to the primitive process, the object can also shows some castings flaws, which gives it extra charm. The leopard has a beautiful greenish, brown patina.
Good condition. See pictures.
Height: 7 inches
Width :3.5 inches
Depth: 3 inches