154 - Male head

Nok

And now, for our viewing pleasure, a 2,000 year old head. It is a simple piece, but it seems to take us through the depths of time with its piercing eyes, empty but expressive. This statue has no decoration, no necklace, no specific hairstyle, no tribal designs, no typical markings, and the back of the head has not been developed or worked on. What is striking, however, is the clarity of the face. The eyes and the nostrils are wide open and the eyebrows and beard are combed, altogether making a determined and decided head.

H. 18 cm x 1.12 cm
800 B.C.

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