Monumental Bronze Benin Throne Chair

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Each of the 33 full-figure sculptures that makes up this throne chair represents an ancestor. The symbolic and actual meaning of this work is that each ruler, or Oma, is the continuer of the legacy and responsibilities of those who have gone before.
Details
Of the Period
Tribal
Place of Origin
Benin
Date of Manufacture
c. 1955
Period
1950-1959
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Other Characteristics
bronze
Condition
Good
Dimensions
54 in. H x 26.5 in. W x 28 in. D
137 cm H x 67 cm W x 71 cm D
Seat Height
25.5 in. (65 cm)
Dealer Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU10017947284
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