Pair of heavy African ONI king heads in bronze - ILE / IFE - Nigeria, region IFE City

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Pair of heavy African ONI king heads in bronze - ILE / IFE - Nigeria, region IFE City
3rd quarter of the 20th century - Good condition

Beautiful heavy king and queen IFE bronze heads, the king wears the very distinctive crown and the queen a more simple headdress. IFE was formerly the royal and religious centre of the Yoruba people
These statues are of very good quality and created with the technique of lost wax casting and are therefore unique in their kind. Well detailed and sculpted with a beautiful patina. Due to the primitive process the two statues have a few flaws, see photos.

Dimensions resp. approx.
Height: 30/24 cm
Width: 12 cm
Depth: 16 cm

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