Handmade Tiger
African Artisanal Tiger
Benin Bronze Tiger
African Benin Bronze Tiger

Benin Bronze Tiger

The Benin Empire, which occupied present-day Nigeria between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries, was very rich in sculptures of diverse materials, such as iron, bronze, wood, ivory, and terra cotta. The natural life like-representation of many of the objects created by Benin Artisans were well beyond the skill level perceived by the Western World of Africa. Bronze figures such as this Bronze Tiger were ordered by the king & kept in the palace. The empire flourished until 1897 until the British entered the region.

Origin: Nigeria, West Africa

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 5,5”H x 3” W