Nigeria 1950-1960 Brightly coloured 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.
Measurements Height: 24 cm ( 9.45 in. ) Depth: 16 cm ( 6.3 in. ) Width/Length: 16 cm ( 6.3 in. ) Volume: 6144 m3
Materials/Techniques: Terracotta, strings of beads and wax. Ref. #LU100151103614