Large Benin Bronze Leopard Head
Our solid bronze Benin leopard heads are made in Benin. Beautifully hand crafted from the lost wax technique. Leopard has intricate details with spotting and surface carvings.
The art of bronze casting has a long and rich history in West Africa. The leopard was once the emblem of power for the exclusive use of the king of Benin. The traditional royal leopard of Benin Symbolizes the Oba’s authority and high status as “King of the forest” and remains today a symbolic image in Benin art representing power and strength.
Each piece is one of a king and possesses its own unique personality. Variations between items received and images shown can occur.
Measures 7" H x 5" W x 3 D