African Tribal Sculpture: Benin Bronze of a Portuguese SoldierAfrican Tribal Sculpture: Benin Bronze of a Portuguese SoldierAfrican Tribal Sculpture: Benin Bronze of a Portuguese SoldierAfrican Tribal Sculpture: Benin Bronze of a Portuguese SoldierAfrican Tribal Sculpture: Benin Bronze of a Portuguese SoldierAfrican Tribal Sculpture: Benin Bronze of a Portuguese SoldierAfrican Tribal Sculpture: Benin Bronze of a Portuguese SoldierAfrican Tribal Sculpture: Benin Bronze of a Portuguese Soldier

Benin people, Nigeria, Lost wax casting in bronze alloy, 20th C. Well cast figure of a soldier in body armor pointing a long musket and additionally carrying a gun and sword. The base is modeled in a basket weave pattern atop of which is a crocodile, musket balls, a mask and an arm with a fly whisk (?).

SIZE: 29" H x 11" W x 10" D.

Provenance: Private collection, Massachusetts; From an estate in Rhode Island.

ITEM ID
119-9
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

African Tribal Sculpture: Benin Bronze of a Portuguese Soldier

$5,600


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