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Nok head in terracotta (N° 14760)

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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OriginEx. collection belge Mercier
EthnyNok
Countrynigéria
Material(s)terracotta
Height26
Width18
Weight3.60 Kg
Estimated dating200 av. j.c.
Socle includedYes

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