147 - Small cone shaped man

Sokoto

A captivating piece because of its considerable fragility and its highly damaged condition. The piece has been superbly reconstructed with almost all of the pieces having been found. The layer of fired clay is quite thin and its contents, a mix of earth, wood and straw, have been removed, adding to the fragility of the piece. The head and body of the man are in the form of a weaponry shell and the charm of the statue appears intact in profile. One can clearly see a well designed cropped hairstyle with a conical shape, a pointed goatee and a fine aquiline nose. The face and its wealth of details are of particular interest.

H. 53 cm
2,000 B.C.

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