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Terracotta statuette, Djenné (Niger River Valley), 12th – 15th c. AD, 37 cm

Terracotta statuette, Djenné (Niger River Valley), 12th – 15th c. AD, 37 cm

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Bankoni-style terracotta anthropomorphic female statuette, Bougouni region, 14th – 15th c. AD, 48 cm

Bankoni-style terracotta anthropomorphic female statuette, Bougouni region, 14th – 15th c. AD, 48 cm

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Terracotta statuette covered in pastilles, Djenné-Djeno (Niger River Valley), 13th c. AD, 17 cm

Terracotta statuette covered in pastilles, Djenné-Djeno (Niger River Valley), 13th c. AD, 17 cm

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Terracotta statue, Djenné (Niger River Valley), 13th c. AD, 27 cm

Terracotta statue, Djenné (Niger River Valley), 13th c. AD, 27 cm

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Terracotta animal statuette, Ténenkou Cercle (Inner Niger Delta), 14th – 15th c. AD, 38.5 cm

Terracotta animal statuette, Ténenkou Cercle (Inner Niger Delta), 14th – 15th c. AD, 38.5 cm

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Notice

Material
Terracotta
Type
Sculptures | Religious and ceremonial objects | Statues
Details
Terracotta statues and statuettes. Tellem/Pre-Dogon or Niger River Valley civilisations. |  | 11th – 15th c. AD: Geometrically-shaped; elongated body; square shoulders; pointed breasts; sculpted and/or | incised stomach; long, slender, parallel arms and legs. Height: 30-50 cm.  |  | 12th – 16th c. AD: Anthropomorphic, may have almond-shaped eyes, incised eyelashes, eyelids with concentric | engravings, elongated nose and neck. Figurines with long, slender bodies, either seated or standing. Bodies | may be smooth or covered in round pastilles or snake motifs. Measurements: 10-60 x 10-40 cm.
Red List
Red List of West African Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Mali
Period
11th – 16th century AD