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Beaded head (N° 23155)

Made in the Cameroonian Grasslands using the traditional decorative technique using multicolored glass beads, this head is inspired by the famous effigies of sovereigns. Carefully applied to a terracotta surface, the pearls accentuate the features and the headdress with strongly contrasting colors.
In African art, the artistic movement of which these sculptures are a part bears the name of the ancient religious capital of Nigeria, Ifè, one of the many city-states established by the Yoruba. This civilization succeeded the Nok civilization. This city-state of Ilé-Ifé, whose rise culminated from the 12th to the 15th century, had an artistic tradition of royal portraits imbued with realism, funeral effigies in bronze but also in terracotta.  

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Originex-collection française
EthnyYoruba
Countrycameroun
Material(s)terrec cuite, perles
Height cm22
Width14 cm
Weight1.25 Kg
Estimated datingcontemporain

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