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Ethnic Group: Edo
Country: Benin City, Republic of Benin
Medium: Bronze / Metal.
Age: Estimated 17th/18th Century
Chief Ogedegbe, the esere of the Benin Kingdom
The stunning detail and striking naturalistic cire perdue (lost wax casting) brinze figure os a benin warrior king in full, traditional, battle regalia.
The figure is standing at attention with a raised shield decorated in royal motif on the left hand; and on the right hand, a royal implement of status and office. On a large head, he wears a europan style helmet.
He is depicted with almond shaped eyes, a flat nose and full lips; and the iconic royal high choker of layers of coral beads, spiked neck armor, chest armor. strings of beads adorn his arms, wrists and ankles. his warrior tunic (with crotal bells) is portrayed in stunning detail and accuracy. the liooincloth is randomly patterned in relief with icons of benin royal motif, and held in place with a high arched sash.