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Komaland Sculpture of a Standing Woman - PF.1454
Origin: Northern Ghana
Circa: 12 th Century AD to 16 th Century AD
Dimensions: 9.25" (23.5cm) high x 4" (10.2cm) wide
Collection: African
Medium: Terracotta

$1,800.00
Location: United States
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In the valleys of Northern Ghana, the remains of a mysterious vanished culture have been emerging from ancient burial mounds. As in many ancient civilizations in both the old and new worlds, the burials are accompanied by terracotta sculptures that reveal much about the people who created them. The bold expresionism and appreciation of the human form that characterizes these works is unique in the canon of African art. This fascinating example depicts a bejeweled woman whose head contains a hollow for fetish material. Is she human or a goddess, flesh or spirit? Mysterious and powerful, she draws us into a forgotten world. - (PF.1454)

 

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