Osun pot kingdom of Benin - SOLD OUT

This flat-bottomed bronze container has the same shape as the terracotta pots, of which they are a more prestigious version, intended for the sanctuaries of the palace.it probably contained ritual products and its two handles suggest that it was intended to be suspended. Several bronze vessels of similar shapes have been found, but with other ornamental motifs. The present copy is adorned with a raised face, this iconography is related to Osun, the deity who personifies medicine, whose altars are usually littered with pots containing water, and which is said to attract snakes.This bronze jug, you can find such a copy on page 424 of the book Benin, Five centuries of royal art.Origin : private collection, PortugalDating : 1940'sSize :  15 x 16 cmMaterial : brass

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
Ethnic group
Benin Kingdom / Bini Edo
Material(s)
Bronze
Country
Nigeria
Origin
Tribal Art Collection Portugal

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