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African art - African Terracotta:

Earthenware jars are closely associated with the daily lives of African people. Make the material of the mud flats and rivers, the rather heterogeneous paste makes it possible to produce objects with thick walls such as the jars. Many terracotta objects were discovered in Africa during the 20th century. Nigeria's Nok from 900 to 1,500 are among the most recent. In West Africa, particularly in Mali, fragments have been discovered and dated from 9 to 12,000 years BC. J.C.


Bura funerary urn
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Remarkable, African Bura art includes three types of archaeological sites in the Niger Valley: sites with necropolises where coffin jars, funerary urns, etc ... Sites with ritual vocations where ceremonies were happening and the religious rites. The habitation sites where we find the usual objects. Herisse in his height of vertical lines composed of small circular reliefs, this conical receptacle was placed in the tomb of the deceased among personal effects like his weapons and clothing that he might need in the afterlife, among his bones and teeth. The piece has the same patterns placed horizontally around the perimeter of its lower base.


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Suaga Mambila Funeral Jar
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Equipped with an anthropo-zoomorphic spout, the spherical container is studded with peg patterns, which echo those of the hairstyle of the male figure forming the collar. The patina is divided between yellow ochre and red ochre in a lower proportion. A second circular orifice appears on the back under the back of the creature whose head is in the image of the mask suaga representing an animal difficult to identify, although the dog has a role in the holiday rituals suaga .
Despite their small number, the thirty thousand Mambila (or Mambilla, Mambere, Nor, Torbi, Lagubi, Tagbo, Tongbo, Bang, Ble, Juli, Bea) (U.S. men" , in fulani), located in northwestern Cameroon, on both sides of the border of Cameroon and Nigeria, have created a large number of masks and statues easily ...


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Nok head in terracotta
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African art > African Terracotta > Nok Head

This Nok head is accompanied by its thermoluminescence test carried out in 1996 by the German laboratory Ralf Kotalla (TL 961155), which confirms a seniority of more or less 2,200 years. Estimated in the auction room between 2,000 and 2,500 euros, this African terracotta comes from the Guy Mercier collection, consultant for the Solvay group, and passed down from generation to generation. At the beginning of the 20th century, Guy Mercier began to collect a vast collection of African tribal art. While radiating in West and Central Africa as part of his work, and collecting in-situ works, the majority of his collection nevertheless comes from \


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Head Kronkronbali Komaland
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African art > African Terracotta > Head Komaland

Ex-French tribal art collection.
Typical in African art, the kronkronbali Komaland heads, meaning " children of yesteryear", have marked features, often roughly. A mouth with luscious lips. The eyes, nose, eyebrows, beards and whiskers are, more often than not, formed of earthen bulges. The head, at the top, is concave and pierced.
These heads appear to have been sculpted as such, without bodies, reminiscent of the statuary Akan or Anyi. They look like a kind of cork, pressed in a circular way around tumuli, tombs themselves circular and covered with stones. Search subject.
The first ones were discovered in the 1970s and 1980s by German anthropologists who dated them between the 13th and 19th centuries. Base included.


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Bankoni Statuette
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African art > African Terracotta > Bankoni Statuette

Less famous in African art than the terracotta Djenne, this piece comes directly from a field of excavation of the region of Bankoni, area between Bamako and Ségou in Mali, and which gives its name to the play.

It is a seated figure with minimalist shapes, whose lower limbs have feet like oversized palms. The arms are truncated on both sides of a chest. Under the face a small protuberance could be a beard. The sketchy face has enormous ears, a recurring feature in African sculpture, related to the perception of the spiritual world. A ridge sketch emphasizes his skull. What could have been a penis is absent today. The piece, which was probably modeled with no tools other than the fingers, has undergone archaeological repairs. The whole is covered with an orange patina, ...


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Diola Terracotta
African art > African Terracotta > Diola Pottery

Symbols of fertility in the traditional and ritual African art of Senegal
Etablie in Lower Casamance, the Diola ethnic group is made up of Floup, Baïnouk, Mandjak, and Balante. They derive their livelihood from growing rice, eaten reduced to flour. The Mandjak practice weaving. The blacksmiths, from a caste of two families, also work the wood and are supposed to transmit leprosy and cure it. The artisanal life of the Diola is distinguished by the creation of jewelry, ceremonial adornments, weaving, basketry, leather and metal work. In addition to the manufacture of abundant basketry, the Diola work not only terracotta for a utilitarian but also ritual purpose, the animist cults maintain themselves despite the presence of Islam.  The steps of the manufacture of this naturalistic ...


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Terracotta jar Niger
African art > African Jar > Jarre Niger

French tribal art collection.
Among the achievements of African terracotta art, a traditional women's activity in Africa, this ritual clay vase is one of several terracotta creations and statuettes collected in the inner niger Delta during its survey on traditional African pottery (P.143 to 151 de-u-0022nofollow" href-"https://www.amazon.fr/Africa-hands-world-Jacques-Anquetil/dp/2263036520" hands of the world" by J.Anquetil, ed. Solar ) by 'a href'U'0022https://www.lexpress.fr/information/au-fil-de-la-memoire-621601.html" Jacques Anquetil , african art collector, actor originally, then introduced to weaving at the Dogons, and author of several books. A container for water or ritual pottery used in traditional ceremonies, the balanced proportions of this sculpture reveal the ...


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Funerary urn Bura Asinda
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African art > African Jar > Funerary urn Bura Asinda

The work of the earth in African art.

This urn is in the form of a half sphere surmounted by a protuberance in the form of a head. This antique piece has obviously suffered the effects of time and has been restored. The Bura urns are most often in phallic form, symbol of life, eternity, transmission.


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Funerary urn Bura
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African art > African Jar > Funerary urn Bura

The work of the earth in African art.

This spherical funeral urn surmounted by a head is atypical: the urns Bura is in fact most often in phallic form, symbol of life, eternity, transmission. The face overhangs the room has small eyes fixed towards the horizon as well as a nose and a mouth summary. The upper half of the urn is decorated with crenellated liner patterns. The Bura terracottas inherent in African art were discovered less than thirty years ago. Sold piece without TL test.


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490.00 € 392.00 ( -20.0 %)

Djenne Jar
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African art > African Jar > Djenne Jar

Ex private French collection of African art.

This is a jar of Djenne inspiration, this culture being extinct there are several centuries. It has an enlarged base that allows it to maintain its balance. The summit is pierced with a circular cavity. It is covered with a bright orange-red patina. Since the old Djenne sites are all in a flood zone, the inhabitants have always found pieces of terracotta that emerge when the water recedes. Objects from archaeological research or simply discovered by chance would come from a culture that developed from the eighth to the eighteenth century. The strong fragmentation of terracotta is still subject to debate. Indeed, the damage of time and burial certainly played a role but it would also seem that these pagan art objects were victims ...


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Djenne statue
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African art > African Terracotta > Djenne statue

Djenne magnificent statue depicting a man kneeling with arms crossed on his chest. It is a piece collected by us in 2010 between the city of Djenne and Dioboro. Collected in fragments, the piece has been restored with a specialist archaeological terracottas in Brussels. So any input on this reconstruction of earthenware. To authenticate, we conduct a test of the laboratory QED thermoluminescence dating this piece between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries. This piece has a beautiful patina due to the erosion of time. We find the serenity to clean parts Djenne. Djenné ancient sites located all in a flood zone, people are always heads that flush when the waters recede. Rolled by the waves, these parts can be found very far from the archaeological site of origin. Like many ancient ...


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