Benin Kingdom Bronze Royal Bust Wearing an Okuku Bridal Headdress
Bronze Benin Kingdom royal bust wearing an Oha headdress
Female bust of a royal woman wearing what is believed to be the traditional Oha bridal headdress with stars and other items incorporated into it. Incredible details on the bust include braided bronze hair loops also adoring the headdress and stacked neck rings. With the beautiful patina it is estimated that it was crafted no later than the early 20th century cast in bronze using wax loss method. A small hole with a minor crack on the top of the head resulting from imperfections in the casting process. Weighing approximately 15 pounds and 18 inches tall.
This is a vintage item being sold “as is”. Please see photos as part of the description and contact me prior to purchase, with any questions.
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