Anthropomorphic funerary urn, Nigeria


Pinkish terra-cotta ceremonial jug or anthropomorphic funerary urn. Long tubular shape. Surface incised with geometric motifs and two stylized eyes.

Middle Valley of Nigeria, Bura-Asinda-Sikka

The period for employing this site dates from 2nd and 12th Century A.S. But it was declared that it was re-used often at a later time.

Height: 51 cm (20 in.) - Diameter: 15 cm (6 in.).

Minor accidents, and cracks.

- Consult "Vallées du Niger", Eds des Musées Nationaux, 1993-1994.

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