LOWER NIGER HUNTER
object

LOWER NIGER HUNTER

Copper alloy | h 53 cm | 20,9 in. | 17th century

description

The bronzes that are now refered to as Lower Niger bronzes are actually bronzes from tribes we cannot identify. All the bronzes found that were not typical Ife, Igbo-Ukwu or Benin are classified as Lower Niger bronzes by William Fagg.
He hoped that with progress of archeology the label could be dropped in favor of specific locations and casting sites, a hope yet to be realized.

This amazing statue of a hunter was most likely made by the Nupe tribe or a subgroup that lived in the area. The statue is tested to be 400 years old.

 
 
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