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BENIN BRONZE - GORGEOUS COCKERELS
BENIN BRONZE - GORGEOUS COCKERELS
BENIN BRONZE - GORGEOUS COCKERELS
BENIN BRONZE - GORGEOUS COCKERELS
BENIN BRONZE - GORGEOUS COCKERELS
BENIN BRONZE - GORGEOUS COCKERELS

Bleu Furniture

BENIN BRONZE - GORGEOUS COCKERELS

$10,344.00

 

A pair of stunning brass bronze Benin cockerels 


Brass roosters are placed on ancestral altars commemorating the queen mothers of Benin. They stand for fowl and other animals that are sacrificed during rituals honoring royal ancestors. These explicitly male creatures acknowledge that the queen mother is different from other women and shares many powers and privileges with men. In depicting these birds, Benin brass casters indulge their love of dense overall patterns.

 

Cc1920’s Benin