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Horseman, cast brass, Benin, Nigeria, 16th century. This figure has been interpreted in several ways, as a smith bringine the skill of brass casting from life, as a chief from the north and as Oba Oranmiyan, founder of the present dynasty.

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Horseman, cast brass, Benin, Nigeria, 16th century.  This figure has been interpreted in several ways, as a smith bringine the skill of brass casting from life, as a chief from the north and as Oba Oranmiyan, founder of the present dynasty.