Items cast in bronze were created to enhance the prestige of the king and royal family. Leopards, captive and tamed were heavily associated with royalty in Africa. Leopards paraded along side the king..."This king appears once a year in public, on horseback, covered with royal ornaments...Tame leopards are led on chains..." Leopards were characterized as being most powerful and fierce, being restrained only by a more powerful king. Only the king and his hunters were entitled to hunt and kill leopards and then only for sacrificial purposes. Leopards are also said to be the guardians of the Queen Mother. Our handcrafted pairs feature ornate dappled coats befitting of the Bamoun tribe in Cameroon. Pairs of the largest size are found throughout the royal palace.
We have a large continous flow of Bronze Leopards that come in. If you do not see your ideal size please Contact Us! for we are sure to have it in our supply!