A handsome male holding an axe in his right
hand stands upon a raised base, which is
decorated with open circles around the center.
He wears only a broad skirt ornamented with
different shapes in relief. A rather intricate
network of necklaces crisscross over his chest,
including a hanging flask attached to a thick
“rope.” His right hand is raised, his torso twisted
left in the direction he is staring, and his knees
are bent as if he is about to move forwards.
Crease lines on his forehead and his balding
head suggest that he is a man of middle age,
possibly a respected village elder. His
ornaments and his dignified demeanor indicate
he is someone of importance whose image was
cast in bronze in the great tradition of Benin