M/F Figural Pair
Nok Culture, Nigeria
Circa 500 BC - 500 AD

H: 14"
Inventory # 10355

The so-called Nok, Sokoto, and Katsina civilizations of Nigeria were agricultural and iron-smelting cultures that flourished from 1000BC – 1000AD. Terracotta objects, mostly human figures and heads, have been discovered buried in the ground, and their meaning and function can only be speculated, since neither historical, social, nor political information about these cultures exists.