BURA, TERRACOTTA HEADS 2, Niger

 

  BURA
Head 57
7.5" high
$400

 

 BURA
Head 58
8" high
$400 

 

  BURA
Head 59
9" high
$400

 

  BURA
Head 60
8" high
$400

 BURA
Head 63
7" high
$400 

  BURA
Head 64
6.5" high
$400

  BURA
Head 65
6" high
$300

 BURA
Head 66
6" high
$300




Bura Heads 51-60, back row from left to right

Bura Heads61-70, front row from left to right

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BURA, TERRACOTTA HEADS, Niger

Little is known of the Bura civilization (ca. 3rd - 11th centuries), 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.These terracotta heads are each mounted on square black iron bases, except for Nos. 51 , 53 & 55 which are freestanding.

Our Bura terra cotta heads have been vetted as authentic but have not been tested by thermoluminesence, which would cost more than the pieces sell for.

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