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The Nigerian pieces include a more than terracotta head, a wooden ancestral figure, and a brass altar figure probably taken in the from the Royal Palace in Benin City.

Nok Terracotta Figure, Nigeria

Nok Terracotta Figure, Nigeria

N° inventaire : 70.1998.11.1 Type d'objet : Sculpture Culture : Afrique / Culture Nok Toponyme(s) : Afrique / Afrique occidentale / Nigéria Ancienne collection : Samir Borro Date(s) : 500 avant J.-C. - 500 après J.-C. Culture : Nok Matériaux et Techniques : Terre cuite Dimensions : 38 x 13 x 19 cm Exposé : MQB, Pavillon des Sessions, -, salle d'exposition

Nigéria Ancienne collection : Samir Borro Date(s) : 500 avant J. - 500 après J.

A Sub-Saharan Archaeological Puzzle: Mystery Of Enigmatic Nok Culture - MessageToEagle.com

Nok terra cotta male figure The Nok were an iron working civilization of ancient Nigeria. They skipped the bronze.

Nok sculpted pendant of a crouching figure, Nigeria, c. 500BC-500AD (terracotta)

Nok sculpted pendant of a crouching figure, Nigeria, c.

~Male Figure. Place: Africa, Northern Nigeria Culture: Nok culture Dates: c. 500 B.C.–A.D. 500/ c. 195 B.C.–A.D. 205 Medium: Terracotta

African art history has played a significant role in shaping the culture and history of the world. The belief that Africa is the cradle of the history of mankind is virtually unshakeable.

Africa  |  Nok elephant head  |  Nigeria (found at Udegi)  |  14.3 cm high  |  Terra cotta  |  Date unknown, possibly as early as 500 - 300 BCE

Africa | Nok elephant head | Nigeria (found at Udegi) | 14.3 cm high | Terra cotta | Date unknown, possibly as early as 500 - 300 BCE

Nok terra cotta figures and busts represent sub-Sahara Africa's oldest sculptures (200 BCE - 200 CE); the Nok culture flourished in what is now Nigeria. The elaborate hairdos of the heads are thought to reflect their high status; with a fancy hair style, as depicted, the person would have been unable to carry a heavy load. These heads may have been carried in ceremonies atop costumes made of more perishable materials.

Nok terra cotta figures and busts represent sub-Sahara Africa's oldest sculptures (200 BCE - 200 CE); the Nok culture flourished in what is now Nigeria. The elaborate hairdos of the heads are thought to reflect their high status; with a fancy hair style, as depicted, the person would have been unable to carry a heavy load. These heads may have been carried in ceremonies atop costumes made of more perishable materials.

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