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
    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)
  • Seller Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU10017947284
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