122 - Poterie neck, finely worked and ornamented

Nok, with bust of a bearded man

Here we have what is probably a potery neck. It is finely worked out, with grooved triangles, and, on top, the head of a bearded man. This example corresponds to all Nok criteria, the nostrils, the eyes, the ears are pierced. The headdress is made of large regular bands. The face is expressive for an object, probably utilitarian.

The coating is thin.

H. 20 cm
Period and civilization Nok

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