Lovely interior designer pieces with an original patination, excellent condition. Early 20th century pair of solid Ife benin Bronzes of King Oba, King/chieftain of the tribes from southern Nigeria, the state of Benin. These can be sold as a pair or separately.
Queen Idia the mother of Esigie, the Oba of Benin who ruled from 1504 to 1550. She played a very significant role in the rise and reign of her son, being described as a great warrior who fought relentlessly before and during her son's reign as the oba (king) of the Edo people. Queen Idia was instrumental in securing the title of oba for Esigie following the death of his father Oba Ozolua. To that end, she raised an army to fight off his brother Arhuaran, who was subsequently defeated in battle. Esigie thus became the 17th Oba of Benin. [
Esigie instituted the title of iyoba (queen mother) and conferred it on his mother, along with Eguae-Iyoba (Palace of the Queen Mother). Weight 3.8kg per head. H 42cm
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Pair of Ife Benin Bronze of Oba
- Product Code: Pair Ife Benin Bronzes of Oba.
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