BENIN FIGURES ARCHIVES, NIGERIA

Old Benin bronzes are very rare. Despite their appearance, these are all 20th C. pieces and were made to be sold.

The Benin figures below are all SOLD and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Benin Figures GO TO BENIN FIGURES PAGE

BENIN
Figure 1
SOLD

BENIN
Figure 4
SOLD

BENIN
Figure 7
SOLD

BENIN
Figure 8
SOLD

BENIN
Figure 11
SOLD

BENIN
Figure 12
SOLD

 

BENIN
Figure 13
SOLD

 

BENIN
Figure 14
SOLD

 

BENIN
Figure15
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BENIN, BRONZE FIGURES, Nigeria

Although similar in style to many older works, these figurse are 20th C. pieces and made to be sold.

Bronze pieces from the Benin kingdom are known the world over. Almost all their art was created to honor the king , or Oba, who has reigned, with his ancestors, from the 15th century. Styles have changed over the years. Although similar to many older works, these are all 20th C. pieces. Each is still sculpted by hand, then cast in bronze by the lost wax process. Figures that do not depict the king show members of his court.

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