These Sculptures originate from Benin in West Africa and more particularly are made
by the artists of the Fon Tribe. These Lions would have been used in tribal rituals.
They have been produced since the 18th century, this pair are from the early 20th century.
They are made of sheet metal and secured by tiny pins, no soldering is employed and the
colouring of the sculpture is subtle and organic.

Larger Lion       10 x 12 inches

Smaller Lion     10 x 10 inches