Large Female Head Sculpture in Colored Beads Nigeria

Large Female Head Sculpture in Colored Beads Nigeria

Code: 10404

Dimensions:

W: 22cm (8.7")H: 44cm (17.3")D: 24cm (9.4")

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Brightly colored beaded terracotta head commissioned in the 1960's to decorate wealthy Nigerian homes. The terracotta sculpture is inlaid with strings of beads over its ceramic form. The artist was influenced by 16th century Benin bronzes.

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta, glass beads

Place of Origin: Nigeria

Period: 1960-1969