Undated old object - very nice condition
Size: 18 x 10 cm
Sold without stand.
The Nok civilisation appeared in Nigeria 1000 years B.C and mysteriously disappeared at the end of the first millennium.
It is assumed that his disappearance was due to a devastating epidemic or a famine.
It now appears to have been a very advanced civilisation both in terms of its social organisation as its refinement, at a time when the rest of southern Africa enters in the Neolithic era (stone age, when hunters and farmers could only help with lithic tools).
We talked, sometimes, about an immediate descent with ancient Egypt or ancient Nubia, which would partly explain the maturity of this civilisation, considered to be the oldest producer of terracotta in sub-Saharan Africa.
The culture of the Nok people was discovered during research of mining on the Jos Plateau in 1929. The first pieces emerged then from the earth, but they were quickly forgotten.
It could be is a late object given the conservation status but the piece has nevertheless a nice ethnographic interest.
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