NEWSLETTER


Bruce Frank Primitive Art
New York City, NY
+1 917 733 9589

Terracotta Head

Akan, Ghana
19th-early 20th century

Provenance: Private American collection.
This elegant terracotta head is most likely an idealized representation of an Akan ruler or person of import. The Akan used distinctive aesthetic styles when representing their rulers. A serene expression, well balanced features, and long striated neck, like in this example, where heavily used. These heads would have been part of sculptural assemblages, preserving the memory of the deceased.

Terracotta Head

Akan, Ghana
19th-early 20th century

Provenance: Private American collection.
This elegant terracotta head is most likely an idealized representation of an Akan ruler or person of import. The Akan used distinctive aesthetic styles when representing their rulers. A serene expression, well balanced features, and long striated neck, like in this example, where heavily used. These heads would have been part of sculptural assemblages, preserving the memory of the deceased.

Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Youtube
Consent to display content from Youtube
Vimeo
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google