A fragmentary Ife Bronze head with greenish patina, heavy encrusted by different layers of patina, partly eroded, several holes at the neck and the forehead, extremly thinwalled, four openings at the neck intended for nails with which the head was probably originally attached to a wooden hull, Frank Willet, Ife, Neue Entdeckungen der Archäologie, page 34, plate 2,Wolfgang Jaenicke, video, Taking samples to analyze Ife and Benin Bronzes by Ralf Kotalla.
This object can be visited during the auction in the Gallery Wolfgang Jaenicke. It will not be sent and can only be picked up. After the end of the auction, the highest bidder can have the object for further analysis by its own account without significantly affecting the object in its substance. For this analysis, the winner of the auction 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).
TL AnalysisKotalla 400 years +/- 20,5 %.
3.600 – 4.200,- Euro
A small guided tour of Ife and Benin bronzes.
Height: 31 cm
Weight: 1,9 kg