A fragmentary Ife Bronze head

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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
 1,9 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 1.9 kg