Placa Oba Palace - Bronze africano - Bini - Ife, Nigéria

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Placa Oba Palace - Bronze africano - Bini - Ife, Nigéria
meados do século XX - Bom estado, utilizado, com alguns sinais de desgaste

The Kingdom of Benin, located in the south of current Nigeria, is renowned for its magnificent bronzes and ivory figurines.
Representations in triads present the Oba, framed by two men who support his arms and hands; this highlights the fact that the king could not rule nor carry out his duties by his own.
This traditional configuration reflects the typical way the king and the dignitaries were positioned during the ceremonies.

Cast following the cire perdue (lost wax) technique, these recount, like picture books, the important and glorifying facts related to the Obas. These were hung on the walls of palaces.
The latter would also represent Europeans, such as Portuguese dignitaries, established in Ifé since the 15th century.
Adapted from Bénin, cinq siècles d'art Royal and Trésors de l'ancien Nigéria, Dapper.

Detalhes do lote
Objeto
Placa Oba Palace
Grupo étnico / cultura
Bini
Região/País
Ife, Nigéria
Material
Bronze africano
Período
meados do século XX
Estado
Bom estado, utilizado, com alguns sinais de desgaste
Vendido com suporte
Não
Dimensões
15×18×4 cm
Peso
1.05 kg
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