Benin Terracotta Head, Nigeria
The Benin Kingdom was founded in Southern Nigeria in the early 14th century. This piece is the head of an Ife King – according to tradition, there was a custom to decapitate defeated kings and offer their heads to craftsmen to recreate.
Size approx. (incl. stand)
11cm x 33cm x 11cm
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