Energy Lady Bronze

full figure

 

head
                           The Head

 

domine
                 The Abdomen

 

This is from the ancient Benin bronze kingdom now days present Nigeria.  The kingdom was founded by the son of an Ife king (oba) called Eweka in the early 14th century

This is from the ancient Benin bronze kingdom now days present Nigeria.  The kingdom was founded by the son of an Ife king (oba) called Eweka in the early 14th century A.D.

The king employed artisans who lived in the same district of the city to make sculptures and figures for him, they used a technique of the lost wax casting.

The figure represents how women carry themselves and that she is not her own but belongs to her birth family and her husband after marriage. It has a broad open chest representing innocence. The wide eyes and chest shows how a person lays bare with no hidden agendas.

 

If you are in Uganda, you can view the products in our shops:

Entebbe: c/o Anna's Corner
Queen's Road, Plot 12,
Open every day.

Kampala: c/o Hidden Treasures
Buganda Road 18
Open every day.

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