KOTOKO Horsemen Group
Tallest Figure 2.4" high
On Base 17.25" long by 2" wide
The figures are placed, but not secured, in custom holes in the base (see detail below).
Photographs © Tim Hamill
KOTOKO, BRONZE HORSEMEN GROUP, Chad
These tiny equestrian figures, excavated in Chad, were cast by the Kotoko, descendants of the Sao (who disappeared in the 16th C.) They are small, ranging up to 3" in height. Little is known of the Kotoko civilization , but the Sao were one of the oldest iron-working cultures in West Africa.
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