BURA, TERRACOTTA HEADS 2, Niger



Bura Heads 71-76, from left to right

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 71
7" high
$300 

BURA
Head 72
7.5" high
$300

BURA
Head 73
9.5" high
$300


BURA
Head 74
11" high
$300 

BURA
Head 75
6" high
$300

BURA
Head 76
8" high
$200

 



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

Bura Heads61-70, front row from left to right

 

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BURA, TERRACOTTA HEADS, Niger

Little is known of the Bura civilization (ca. 3rd - 11th centuries), which 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.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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