African Empire Collection

The B2 Gallery African Empire Collection is a premier private collection – an archival collection of rare African holdings.

The Collection is primarily from Western Africa featuring artifacts from Benin, Ivory Coast in present day Nigeria, Edo, Igbo, Yoruba, Mahongwe Kingdoms featuring excellent examples of the following ::

  • selection of historic tribal & ceremonial masks, and headpiece reserved only for the Oba (king)
  • wood carved ax weapons
  • bronze & wood palace courtyard free-standing figured statuary
  • bronze & wood sculptural busts
  • bronze Portuguese horseman, and free-standing soldiers
  • bronze & wood presentation scenes of the Oba, his chiefs, sons, royal guards,bronze & wood raised & bas
  • reliefs, bronze & wood plaques reliquary figures