African Nok Terracotta Bearded Male Head

11729. African Nok Terracotta Bearded Male Head

Nigeria Circa 200 AD

Grog rich fine clay head molded with lovely almond shaped eyes, incised brows, wide nose and slightly open mouth. Atop head is an elegant coiffure remaining. Age wear and archaeological surface. Intact. Size: 7-7/8 inch (20cm) Height + custom mount. Provenance: William Wright Gallery, New Jersey; Stephen and Suzanne Weiss, Connecticut. A TL (Thermoluminiscent Test) + 504.034, 4/12/2005, ASA Laboratory accompanies this piece.

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