BENIN BRONZES
The Benin Bronzes are a group of more than a thousand commemorative pieces that decorated the royal palace of the Benin Empire in the present modern-day Nigeria. Benin art was created by the Edo people starting in the thirteenth century, and included other sculptures in brass or bronze, with some famous portrait heads and smaller pieces.In 1897, the British took most of them during a revenge invasion. Two hundred of the pieces were taken to the British Museum in London, while the rest were split among other museums. Today, a large number are held by the British Museum and are on display in hall 25 (in the Africa wing). Other Benin pieces are in Germany and the United States, among other countries. Rare and Antique African bronzes and sculpture from Anton Sebastian Private Collection presented for sale by Antiques International

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South Africa, Local Motif, wagon trail, 2 1/2 Shilling, 1947 vertical sheet  of 2 used
South Africa, Local Motif, wagon trail, 2 1/2 Shilling, 1947 vertical sheet of 2 used
£7.00
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Mother breast feeeding the Child, African Tribal Sculpture, solid cast bronze, H 7" x W 5", ca 19th - 20th century
Mother breast feeeding the Child, African Tribal Sculpture, solid cast bronze, H 7" x W 5", ca 19th - 20th century
£168.00
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An unusual Benin bronze, horse rider H 7.5" L 5.5" ca 19th century
An unusual Benin bronze, horse rider H 7.5" L 5.5" ca 19th century
£195.00
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Benin bronze of Palace Guards, H 6.25 X 6.25, mid 20th century,
Benin bronze of Palace Guards, H 6.25 X 6.25, mid 20th century,
£210.00
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Horse and rider, H 8 high quality majestic bronze, 19th - 20th century ,
Horse and rider, H 8 high quality majestic bronze, 19th - 20th century ,
£210.00
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Benin tribal soldier with helmet and arms, bronze H 11" early 1900s
Benin tribal soldier with helmet and arms, bronze H 11" early 1900s
£225.00
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An unusual and rare Benin bronze Plaque with two guards and their chief on an animal ca 1900 possibly earlier
An unusual and rare Benin bronze Plaque with two guards and their chief on an animal ca 1900 possibly earlier
£258.00
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Benin bronze, pleomorphic bull, high quality H 4.4 L 8, ca mid 20th century or earlier
Benin bronze, pleomorphic bull, high quality H 4.4 L 8, ca mid 20th century or earlier
£290.00
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Benin bronze of Queen or a Royal court female in good condition, Nigeria, 12, early to middle 20th century
Benin bronze of Queen or a Royal court female in good condition, Nigeria, 12, early to middle 20th century
£290.00
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Large Benin Head from Benin, high quality bronze, 5 Kg, H 14.2" W 7" mid 20th century
Large Benin Head from Benin, high quality bronze, 5 Kg, H 14.2" W 7" mid 20th century
£295.00
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Benin bronze, The Princess,  unsual beauty and proportions, 14" tall, early to mid 20th century
Benin bronze, The Princess, unsual beauty and proportions, 14" tall, early to mid 20th century
£310.00
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Large  bronze of an African Music Man playing the tribal xylaphone, H 11" 19th -20th century
Large bronze of an African Music Man playing the tribal xylaphone, H 11" 19th -20th century
£340.00
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A rare and large African Medicine Man from West Africa, probably Benin , 11" tall
A rare and large African Medicine Man from West Africa, probably Benin , 11" tall
£425.00
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Benin heavy African tribal bronze plaque Nigeria, mid 20th century or earlier H 14.5 X 13.5
Benin heavy African tribal bronze plaque Nigeria, mid 20th century or earlier H 14.5 X 13.5
£480.00
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A very old unusual African bronze of a seated higher hierarchy tribal female, probably, Benin or Ifi. 2.5Kg, H 11.5" ca 18th to 19th century
A very old unusual African bronze of a seated higher hierarchy tribal female, probably, Benin or Ifi. 2.5Kg, H 11.5" ca 18th to 19th century
£575.00
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A rare large African Ifi bronze life size head of Sea God Olokum, 18" tall, early 20th century
A rare large African Ifi bronze life size head of Sea God Olokum, 18" tall, early 20th century
£700.00
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A Magnificent large Antique Benin bronze of Royal Guard 24" tall, ca 19th  century,  24 inches tall
A Magnificent large Antique Benin bronze of Royal Guard 24" tall, ca 19th century, 24 inches tall
£3,600.00
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