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Nok culture confluence of the Benue and Niger rivers, Nigeria
Head, possibly the handle of a vessel or container [Head; possibly the handle of a vessel or container] (c.575 BC - 375 AD) Description: fragment of a vessel or some other container, probably the handle
Place made: Nigeria
Creation Notes: Thermoluminescence test at Oxford University in 1976
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceramics, terracotta modelling
Dimensions: 10.1 h x 5.2 w x 9.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 76.1323
Subject: African art
  • Purchased from Alan Brandt Inc., Works of Art, 44 West 77th Street, New York in 1976