20th Century Benin, Nigeria Brass Lost Wax Cast Standing Shrine Oba Figure. Ritually Used. Standing Oba in Knee Length Robe, Cylindrical Protrusion on Top of Head Flanked by Hornlike Extensions on Hat, Almond-Shaped Eyes, Short Nose with Broad Nostrils, Closed Pursed Mouth, Ringed Neck, Four Necklaces on Chest, Long Necklace Extending from Brim of Har Below Waist, Cross Hatch Design Over Robe, No Longer Holding Ceremonial Sword with Wide Rounded Blade and Looped Twisted Handle (image from photo) Straps Around Ankles, Standing on Square Brass Base with Crescent Forms Extending into Four Legs. Accompanied by a 2002 Appraisal from Lowell Collins, Houston, Texas Stating This Lot Has a Total Market Value of $20,000.00. Measures 23 Inches Tall. Unsigned. Normal Wear from Age, or else Very Good Condition, The Top Part of the Sword is Missing but the Brass Twisted Looped Handle is Still Present. Shipping $50.00
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