Circa 18th Century
Benin, Nigeria, West Africa
Bronze, Copper alloy
A courtly standing figure with bodily proportions that indicate he may be a dwarf. The figure has an enlarged, oval-shaped head, closed eyes, a splayed nose and a full mouth. Necklaces adorn the neck and both arms are lifted above the waist with the right arm at a forty-five degree angle. The figure is clothed in a skirt and rests on broad, flat feet.
dwarf figure, Benin, Nigeria, Benin bronze, bronze, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture