Terracotta Figure

Koma, Ghana
15th-19th Century
PROVENANCE: Noble and Jean Endicott, New York.

Terracotta figures are some of the oldest sculptures in West Africa. All part of a small group of figurines produced in Komaland, most figures are fairly small. The figures are created out of clay and sculpted using a pinching technique. This particular example is missing the legs and feet, but the body and head are in good condition. The face is extremely expressive, with large globular eyes, perforated nose and ears, and open mouth. The texture is granular giving the figure a rough appearance.

Height: 6.5 " in.
In 2-7-14 / SOLD