Nigerian Female Head Sculpture in Colored Beads

Nigerian Female Head Sculpture in Colored Beads

Code: 10403

Dimensions:

W: 11cm (4.3")H: 20cm (7.9")D: 12cm (4.7")

£475.00 Approx $653.37, €556.21

Brightly colored beaded terracotta head commissioned in the 1960s to decorate wealthy Nigerian homes. The terracotta sculpture is inlaid with strings of beads over its ceramic form. They sometimes came in pairs as man and women or two females. The artist was influenced by 16th century Benin bronzes.

Style: Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)

Materials and Techniques: Terracotta,Beads

Place of Origin: Nigeria

Date of Manufacture: 1950-1960