A MASSIVE YORUBA FIGURATIVE BELL FROM NIGERIA W. AFRICA ( No 215)

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This is a huge bronze figurative bell from the Yoruba people of Nigeria, West Africa. Features a face on the bottom bell, with two figures that make up the handle.  Extremely sculptural form with substantial weight, size and visual gravitas.  This is the height of lost wax prowess- to make something this size is the work of a master craftsman.  The patina is developed with some vert de gris.  In good condition,  Height approx 55cm.  This item is could have been tribally used, but we are not sure.