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Lot 0137
**Originally Listed At $300**

Africa, Niger River Valley, Bura Asinda-Sikka culture, ca. 11th century CE. A terracotta head with a diamond shaped visage comprised of coffee bean shaped eyes, a pronounced long nose, angular ears, puckered lips, and an elaborately 'plaited' coiffure from the Bura-Asinda-Sikka culture along the lower Niger River valley in Niger and Burkina Faso. Examples like this were initially discovered in 1975, many by farmers who were preparing their fields. Hence many Bura sculptural works were accidentally broken by shovels before serious archaeological excavations began in 1983. Size: 4.5" W x 6.5" H (11.4 cm x 16.5 cm); 8" H (20.3 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private New York, USA collection; ex Eric Roberts, New York, USA

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Condition

A section from a larger piece with losses to peripheries, and various protruding areas such as the lips.

Starting Bid

$250.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

11th C. African Bura Terracotta Head

Auction ended on Thu, Feb 1, 2018
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