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DECORATIVE NOK NIGERIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE

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DECORATIVE NOK NIGERIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE
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West Africa, Nigeria, Nok culture. Exact dates unknown, fired clay / terracotta pottery. A stylized male figure, appears to be in motion. Partially seated with one leg crouched, hands clenched. Exaggerated facial features and chin,with headpiece and striated cuffs. With custom base.
H. 90 cm (35 1/2 in) excluding base
D. 33 cm (13 in)

Provenance: The Collection of Toby & Joey Tanenbaum, Toronto

Two lab reports were previously carried out. Thermal analysis report conducted on 30.10.2003dated this particular figure at 1,800 years old (+/- 20%). The latest CT report disputes the authenticity of this piece as a genuine Nok figure, dated May 5, 2010.
Condition
Full condition report and additional photos are available upon request. Material and agecontribute to fragile nature of the sculptures, and as a result each Nok figure does have losses and surface wear to note on an individual basis.
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DECORATIVE NOK NIGERIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE

Estimate CA$3,000 - CA$5,000
Jul 13, 2022
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Starting Price CA$2,000
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2008: DECORATIVE NOK NIGERIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE

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Est. CA$3,000 - CA$5,000Starting Price CA$2,000
TANENBAUM COLLECTION: TERRACOTTA NOK FIGURES
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Lot 2008 Details

Description
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West Africa, Nigeria, Nok culture. Exact dates unknown, fired clay / terracotta pottery. A stylized male figure, appears to be in motion. Partially seated with one leg crouched, hands clenched. Exaggerated facial features and chin,with headpiece and striated cuffs. With custom base.
H. 90 cm (35 1/2 in) excluding base
D. 33 cm (13 in)

Provenance: The Collection of Toby & Joey Tanenbaum, Toronto

Two lab reports were previously carried out. Thermal analysis report conducted on 30.10.2003dated this particular figure at 1,800 years old (+/- 20%). The latest CT report disputes the authenticity of this piece as a genuine Nok figure, dated May 5, 2010.
Condition
...
Full condition report and additional photos are available upon request. Material and agecontribute to fragile nature of the sculptures, and as a result each Nok figure does have losses and surface wear to note on an individual basis.

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