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.
TL Analysis 400 years +/- 20,5 %.
3.600 – 4.200,- Euro
Height: 31 cm
Weight: 1,9 kg