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Head of a man with beard - Culture Sokoto

Unknown3 rd century B.C.-5 th century A.D.

Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso - Universidad de Valladolid

Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso - Universidad de Valladolid

This is a carefully produced piece. In the oval face the eyes stand out, circular and with perforated pupils, covered by think, semicircular eyebrows. The nose is fairly flat and above the thick lips, horizontally placed, a fine moustache can be seen. The work of the long beard and the hair is very detailed, presenting a hairstyle which appears to be plaited and arranged in a circular fashion on the form of a helmet. Claire Boullier considers that this type of head formed part of sculputres placed on foot and in a frontal position and suggests, although cautiously, that they may be of a funeral nature. In general, however, the significance of these sculptures, as with those originating in Katsina, is still unknown.

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  • Title: Head of a man with beard - Culture Sokoto
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 3 rd century B.C.-5 th century A.D.
  • Date Created: 3 rd century B.C.-5 th century A.D.
  • Date Published: 2014-03-07
  • Location Shown: Sala Renacimiento
  • Location Stored: Palacio de Santa Cruz de Valladolid
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Location Created: Nigeria
  • Location Published: Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso de la Universidad de Valladolid
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: African Sculpture
  • Type: African sculpture
  • Publisher: Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso de la Universidad de Valladolid
  • Rights: Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso de la Universidad de Valladolid
  • External Link: Cabeza de hombre con barba
  • Medium: Imagen TIFF

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