A Benin Bronze head of a worrior ,Udo Style, encrusted greenish patina.
“The members of the British” Punitive Expedition “found in the neighboring town of Udo a bearing with bronze figures that are slightly similar to those of Benin, William Fagg has described the bronzes, among other related ones found later, as” provincial versions “of Benin’s works: The only documented pieces in this style are three strange figures of Proriginal soldiers coming from Udo, the once rival city 25 km west of the city, so the style is provisionally named after the town of Udo, although no one remembers cast bronze there. “Barbara Plankensteiner, Benin Kings and Rituals, page 445.
TL Analysis 300 years +/- 21%.
3.200 – 3.800 Euro
Height: 38,5 cm
Weight: 2,8 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 has 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 the object. See also Cultural Property Protection Law (Kultur Gut Schutz
Gesetz – KGSG).