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Terracotta vessel, Diorom Boumak, AD 300 – 1500, 20.5 x 0.9 x Ø 28.5 cm

Terracotta vessel, Diorom Boumak, AD 300 – 1500, 20.5 x 0.9 x Ø 28.5 cm

© Laboratoire de Préhistoire-Protohistoire de l’IFAN/UCAD, Senegal
Terracotta funerary vessel with a human figure, Bura culture, Niger, ca. 4th – 13th c. ADAD, 57.15 x 23.5 x 17.78 cm

Terracotta funerary vessel with a human figure, Bura culture, Niger, ca. 4th – 13th c. ADAD, 57.15 x 23.5 x 17.78 cm

© Yale University Art Gallery, USA
Terracotta bowl decorated with concentric circles and parallel lines, Calabar (Cross River State), 6th – 7th c. AD, Ø 33.5 cm

Terracotta bowl decorated with concentric circles and parallel lines, Calabar (Cross River State), 6th – 7th c. AD, Ø 33.5 cm

© National Commission for Museums and Monuments / Old Residency Museum, Nigeria
Terracotta chalice, Sinthiou Bara, 9th – 12th c. AD, 11.5 x 0.9 x Ø 8 cm

Terracotta chalice, Sinthiou Bara, 9th – 12th c. AD, 11.5 x 0.9 x Ø 8 cm

© Laboratoire de Préhistoire-Protohistoire de l’IFAN/UCAD, Senegal
Terracotta funerary vase with ringed neck, belly and a hole in the base, Ebrié people, 17th c. AD, 32 x 16 cm

Terracotta funerary vase with ringed neck, belly and a hole in the base, Ebrié people, 17th c. AD, 32 x 16 cm

© Musée des Civilisations de Côte d’Ivoire / Alecian Frédéric Djamel
Human-shaped terracotta funerary vase with arm-shaped handles and a hole in the base, Akyé people, 17th c. AD, 33.5 x 20 cm

Human-shaped terracotta funerary vase with arm-shaped handles and a hole in the base, Akyé people, 17th c. AD, 33.5 x 20 cm

© Musée des Civilisations de Côte d’Ivoire / Alecian Frédéric Djamel
Terracotta statue of a seated man, Nok culture, Nigeria, 500 BC – AD 500, 53.5 cm

Terracotta statue of a seated man, Nok culture, Nigeria, 500 BC – AD 500, 53.5 cm

© Senegal State Collection

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Material
Terracotta
Type
Utensils and vessels | Religious and ceremonial objects
Details
Terracotta. Human- or animal-shaped vases; oval-shaped body and decorations resembling a pregnant woman, with elongated necks and/or topped by a statuette or head. Phallic-shaped funerary urns. Vessels decorated with geometric incisions. Measurements: 10-80 x Ø 10-60 cm.
Red List
Red List of West African Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Benin | Burkina Faso | Côte d'Ivoire | Guinea-Bissau | Niger | Nigeria | Senegal | Togo
Period
AD 300 – mid-20th century AD