A charming Benin bronze aquamanile depicting the head of a ram. The ram stands at 13.5 inches tall and weighs 14 pound. This exquisite statue will be an excellent addition to any collection.
An aquamanile is a vessel that holds water. Brass cast aquamaniles, usually in the shape of leopards and other animals, are traditionally part of the Benin kingdom. Typically, the Oba washes his hands with water from the aquamanile during ceremonies. When not in use, the aquamanile is kept on an altar dedicated to Ewuare the Great.