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Large (26.5 inches) Benin Bronze Magnificent Guinea Hen w/ Chicks Kingdom Of Benin 16.9 lbs. (7.66kg) great detail ca mid 20th cent lost wax

Regular price $2,800.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,800.00 USD
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Exquisite mid 20th Century Benin Bronze of Guinea Hen with Chicks . This symbolic animal bronze is a metaphor of eldest wife of the Oba (Benin Tribal ruler). The guinea Hen signifies the mother Hen protector of family (important role of oldest wife in case of family harems). This Authentic antique tribal cast using the lost wax’ process stands approximately 2605/8 inches (67.62cm) . Exquisite Detail throughout this zoomorphic piece highlights plumage as well as distinctive positioning of mother Hen and Chicks. These piece were uniquely executed using lost wax technique, so original wax mold is destroyed in process ensuring one of a kind originals. Very weighty piece (not like the newer fakes) 16.9 lbs. (7.66 kgs). Free domestic shipping! Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction-Guaranteed Authentic All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. Returns & exchanges Refunds and Exchanges We accept returns within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking or insured.