BENIN HORSEMEN ARCHIVES, NIGERIA

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

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 BENIN
Horseman 1
SOLD

 BENIN
Horseman 1
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 BENIN
Horseman 1
SOLD

 BENIN
Horseman 1
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 BENIN
Horseman 1
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 BENIN
Horseman 2
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 BENIN
Horseman 2
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 BENIN
Horseman 2
SOLD

 BENIN
Horseman 2
SOLD

 BENIN
Horseman 2
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BENIN, BRONZE HORSEMEN, Nigeria

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. Figures that do not depict the king show members of his court. These two horsemen are very similar, as are many examples of traditional art, but each was still sculpted by hand, then cast in bronze by the lost wax process.

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