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Magnificent 19th Century Benin Bronze ancestor altar of African Dignitary Kingdom Of Benin Bronze 10.9 lbs. (4.94kg) great detail lost wax

Regular price $2,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,500.00 USD
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Exquisite late 19th Century Benin Bronze Dignitary Ancestral Alter. This cast brass (bronze) Ben, or urhoto, was originally displayed on an ancestral altar dedicated to a Benin kingdom Dignitary or Chief. This Authentic antique tribal cast using the lost wax’ process stands approximately 11 5/8 inches (29.52cm) tall (without stand). True skill and craftsmanship is displayed in this item. Detail throughout this Benin alter is astonishing. Piece displays African Dignitary wonderfully adorned with cylindrical collar and crossed bandoliers worn by high-ranking chief ; also detailed robe, hair, wrist cuffs, adornments holding tool like instruments in each hand. He is flanked by 2 Royal leopards and 2 attendant at rear displaying sword and bells. Base of piece highlights motif of tool like instruments. Very weighty piece (not like the newer fakes) 10.9 lbs. (4.94 kgs), comes with modern wooden base. 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.