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Ancient African Clay Bura Head, ex-Arnovick

Lot 0279 Details

Description
Africa, Mali/Niger, Bura-Asinda-Sikka culture, ca. 3rd to 11th centuries CE. A carved solid terracotta memorial head from a vessel or figure, with coffee bean shaped eyes and mouth, the right ear delineated and adorned with bead-like ornaments, some remains of a stylized plaited coiffure, and a nose with an extended bridge, mounted upon a square lucite base. Very little is actually known about the Bura civilization. Archaeologists first discovered the site of the Bura culture in 1975 (to the northwest of Niamey, the capital of Niger, and in Burkina Faso) and excavations were begun in 1983. The vast majority of the pieces recoverd have been terracotta vessels or heads like this example. Size: head itself measures 3.25" W x 3.75" H (8.3 cm x 9.5 cm); 4.5" (11.4 cm) H on stand

Provenance: Estate of Peter Arnovick. Mr. Arnovick was an avid collector and dealer of ancient and ethnographic arts from around the world.

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#111996
Condition
A fragment with mineral deposits and nice patina to surface. Minor old losses to "hair."
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Ancient African Clay Bura Head, ex-Arnovick

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Jul 14, 2016
Starting Price $100
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Lot 0279 Details

Description
...
Africa, Mali/Niger, Bura-Asinda-Sikka culture, ca. 3rd to 11th centuries CE. A carved solid terracotta memorial head from a vessel or figure, with coffee bean shaped eyes and mouth, the right ear delineated and adorned with bead-like ornaments, some remains of a stylized plaited coiffure, and a nose with an extended bridge, mounted upon a square lucite base. Very little is actually known about the Bura civilization. Archaeologists first discovered the site of the Bura culture in 1975 (to the northwest of Niamey, the capital of Niger, and in Burkina Faso) and excavations were begun in 1983. The vast majority of the pieces recoverd have been terracotta vessels or heads like this example. Size: head itself measures 3.25" W x 3.75" H (8.3 cm x 9.5 cm); 4.5" (11.4 cm) H on stand

Provenance: Estate of Peter Arnovick. Mr. Arnovick was an avid collector and dealer of ancient and ethnographic arts from around the world.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#111996
Condition
...
A fragment with mineral deposits and nice patina to surface. Minor old losses to "hair."

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