143 - Two fragmentary heads

Nok

Two fragmentary heads, one human and the other of a bird
A) This is a small face, 8 cm in height, with very traditional features. The nostrils, ears and eyes are hollowed out. This head may have belonged to a 30 cm high statue.

B) This is a small, realistically crafted zoomorphic statuette, 9 cm in height, representing a head of bird. The beak is readily apparent. The granulometry of the soil shows coarse grains of mica.

The two pieces are mounted on a metal base.

H. 8 and 9 cm
Period and civilization Nok

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