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July 31, 2016 : SALE CLOSED
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The elegant masterpiece, with its refined features and great details, carefully accented with rows of beads, bulbous and sophisticated coiffure, and delicately modeled facial features, fits into the “classic” style of Nok artwork. While the meaning of the figure can only be speculated due to its 2000 year old age, it is believed that these sculptures represented ancestors, rulers, or deities, or were used in healing rituals, served as burial wealth, or served as shrine centerpieces. Thermo-luminescence tested and authenticated by Alliance Science Art (Paris), TL 204.187, this piece was found to have been fired (created) between 500 BC and 500 AD.
|Lot ID: 143|
|Low Estimate: $1,500|
|High Estimate: $5,500|
|Next Bid: $800|
|Sale ID: 6|
|Sale Date: July 28, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: African Artworks from Berz Gallery of African Art|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Africa|
|Medium/Materials: terracotta clay|
|Dimensions: 8.5'' (21.59 cm) height x 2.5'' (width)|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Nigeria|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Statue|
|DeGrunne "The Birth of Art In Africa,", Schadler, "Earth and Ore," Chesi/Merzeder, "The Nok Culture,"|
Published/Archived: “Ancient and Antique African Sculpture” Spring, 2008, (page 9), Archived in the National Museum (Smithsonian Institution Libraries) Archive No. #NB1080.5 .C38 2008, Stanford University Libraries (CA), and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (MO)
|Provenance: Ex. Pierre Loos, Brussels (original certificate of ownership and authenticity included); photo or original ASA TL test included (photograph included); needs to be located for buyer|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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