This pair of casted, stylized, mid 20th century bronze leopards are vintage copies of Benin bronze figural sculptures of leopards.
These large and impressive pair of leopards make a strong decorative statement, they feature a fine quality of detail and a beautiful aged patina.
Height: 94 cm
Length: 134 cm
Width: 20 cm
The original Benin bronzes are a group of more than a thousand metal plaques and sculptures that decorated the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin in what is now modern-day Nigeria. Collectively, the objects form the best-known examples of Benin art, created from the thirteenth century onwards, by the Edo people, which also included other sculptures in brass or bronze, including some famous portrait heads and smaller pieces. Leopards were considered to be "kings of the forest" and they represented regal power and supremacy.
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