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Benin Leopard sculpture - Bronze 56.13


Benin animals, and small bronze objects, were used in West Africa as a form of currency and thus status. Their value lies in both the metal used and the ornamentation created on the sculpture.

Benin animals are made using the lost-wax method of casting.

Size:  12cmW x 10cmH

Object:-  Leopard- created by Edo people from the Benin Kingdom of Nigeria.  A symbol of Royal Power.  

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