Metal bust “Queen Mother
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Bust of Queen Mother in metal from the Kingdom of Benin.
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A head set on a pedestal depicting a Queen Mother with the curved tupe characteristic of the classical culture of the Edo people of the medieval Kingdom of Benin.
It is a beautiful original metal figure with a very nice patina.
It is handmade in metal alloy using the lost wax technique with the same aesthetics of the pieces found in the 19th century in the mythical city of Igbo-Ukwu.
When the European settlers discovered these pieces, they first thought they had discovered Atlantis and mentioned the discovery of ‘classical sculpture on African soil’.
Like the vast majority of primitive African art, it fits perfectly into a variety of decorating styles, even the most minimalist, but especially into contemporary classics (I’m sure you’ve seen many examples in decorating magazines as they are common in the best homes).
Although it is made of metal, it is not necessary to rub it with metal cleaner, just dust it from time to time, as that patina is its most striking feature.