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Auktion 1073, Afrikanische und Ozeanische Kunst, 15.06.2016, 14:00, Brüssel Lot 24

BENIN BRONZE HEAD

 NigeriaBENIN BRONZE HEAD, Auktion 1073 Afrikanische und Ozeanische Kunst, Lot 24

BENIN BRONZE HEAD

Nigeria

34 cm. high

Provenienz

Old German collection, Berlin

This fine head, probably dating to the late 18th century, is of the type classified as type 4 by Philip Dark, i.e. heads with a high collar and flanged base (Dark, P., ‘Benin Bronze Heads: Styles and Chronology’, in African Images : Essays in African Iconology, London, 1975),. For similar heads see von Luschan, F., Die Altertümer von Benin, Berlin, 1919, pl.61.

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