Superb Edo Benin Plaque King with Warriors Nigeria African
measures : 16" H by 13.5" w ,shows minor holes / loss in the cast pls check pictures . Bronze plaques with figures of attendants at the palace of the Oba the ruler of Benin, the capital city of the Edo people in Nigeria as early as the mid 1600s. The plaques which were attached to pillars in various rooms of the palace, are conservatively dated to have been made as early as 1550 to the 1650 and apparently fell out of use sometime in the early 1700s. These wonderfully sculpted plaques show ritual and ceremonial events and it is argued by some that they portray historical events and personages.Brass plaques were cast in high relief using the lost wax technique each piece is unique .