BURA TERRACOTTA HEAD 28

BURA, TERRACOTTA HEAD NO. 28, 9.5", $300, Niger © Tim Hamill

Little is known of the Bura civilization (ca. 3rd - 11th centuries), first discovered in 1975, excavations began in 1983. Most of the archeological sites are in what is now Niger. Most of the objects dug up are terracotta heads or vessels. Many of these terracotta heads are fragments from vessels or figures. All are drilled and mounted on black iron bases.

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