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NOK culture Nigeria
Female head and torso (fragment) (c.325 BC - 275 AD) Place made: Nigeria
Creation Notes: Thermoluminescence testing in the 1970s in Oxford, England and in 1980 in Canberra yielded these dates
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceremonial objects, terracotta may be coil built
Dimensions: 51.0 h x 25.1 w x 21.9 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.288
Subject: African art
Provenance:
  • Roberta and Lance Entwistle, London;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, May 1977