A Benin Bronze head


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A Benin Bronze head of a soldier or messenger, with a goatee beneath a mouth framed with a cat’s mustache, the helmet-like headgear shows three arrows on the back and a circular opening on the fontanelle, where once upon a time an ivory tooth was placed as a mystical connection from this world to the hereafter. The greenish smooth patina indicates a high copper content. s. Wolfgang Jaenicke “Eine Lücke in unserem Gedächtnis”.

TL Analysis 400 years +/-18 %.

3.800 – 4.600,- Euro

Height: 27 cm
Weight: 2,6 kg

This object can be visited in the Gallery Wolfgang Jaenicke, Berlin. It will not be sent and
can only be picked up. The buyer can have the object for further analysis by its own account
without significantly affecting the object in its substance. For this analysis the buyer can take 
samples before handover within a period of 14 days. The object is from an old African Collection.
Restitution organizations and individuals who are intensively concerned with restitution issues
were informed about these objects. See also Cultural Property Protection Law (Kultur Gut Schutz
Gesetz – KGSG).

Additional information

Weight 2.6 kg