BURA, TERRACOTTA HEAD 75, Niger

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 BURA
Head 75
6" high x 3.25" wide x 1.5" deep
$300

There is obvious damage (missing side on bottom of neck, damage on right ear) on this head, but the condition is stable. There is a nice pattern of indentations on the back. This one is mounted on a square black iron base.

Little is known of the Bura civilization (ca. 3rd - 11th centuries). The site was first discovered in 1975, excavations began in 1983. Most of the objects dug up are terracotta heads or vessels. Many of these terracotta heads are fragments from vessels or figures.

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