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Nok Terracotta Figure, Nigeria

Nok Terracotta Figure, Nigeria

Djenne terracotta #002 • Private collectionYale # 0065094

Djenne terracotta #002 • Private collectionYale # 0065094

Female Figure with Four Children 12th–17th century Terracotta 35 x 21.5 x 18.5 cm (13 3/4 x 8 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.) Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection 2006.51.116 Geography:  Made in Inland Niger Delta, Sahel, Mali Culture:  Djenne Classification:  Sculpture Status:  On view - See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/female-figure-four-children#sthash.3Rtd3qvh.dpuf

Female Figure with Four Children 12th–17th century Terracotta 35 x 21.5 x 18.5 cm (13 3/4 x 8 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.) Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection 2006.51.116 Geography: Made in Inland Niger Delta, Sahel, Mali Culture: Djenne Classification: Sculpture Status: On view - See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/female-figure-four-children#sthash.3Rtd3qvh.dpuf

Sotheby's 15 May 2003: Lot 80, a "magnificent" Inland Niger Delta terracotta torso. The 12 3/4-inch-high work has a man grasping his chin with his hand while his tongue protrudes from his mouth and his head is covered with raised undulating serpents. The lot, which shows signs of erosion, has an estimate of $30,000 to $40,000. It sold for $36,000.

Sotheby's 15 May 2003: Lot 80, a "magnificent" Inland Niger Delta terracotta torso. The 12 3/4-inch-high work has a man grasping his chin with his hand while his tongue protrudes from his mouth and his head is covered with raised undulating serpents. The lot, which shows signs of erosion, has an estimate of $30,000 to $40,000. It sold for $36,000.

Djenne terracotta #081 • Private CollectionYale # 0128772

Djenne terracotta #081 • Private CollectionYale # 0128772

Statuette féminine (Mali, région de Djenné, XIIIe-XVe s.) musée du Quai Branly (Paris, France) (by Denis Trente-Huittessan)

Statuette féminine (Mali, région de Djenné, XIIIe-XVe s.) musée du Quai Branly (Paris, France) (by Denis Trente-Huittessan)

Statuette_féminine-Région_de_Djenné-Mali.jpg 2.072 × 2.858 pixels

Statuette_féminine-Région_de_Djenné-Mali.jpg 2.072 × 2.858 pixels

Africa | Maternity figure from Owo, Yoruba people, Nigeria | Ivory with a hony brown patina

Africa | Maternity figure from Owo, Yoruba people, Nigeria | Ivory with a hony brown patina

Djenne terracotta #048 • Private CollectionPublished in :Earth and Ore - 2500 Years of African Art in Terra-cotta and Metal edited by Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler (Panterra Verlag, 1997), p. 56Yale # 0019314

Djenne terracotta #048 • Private CollectionPublished in :Earth and Ore - 2500 Years of African Art in Terra-cotta and Metal edited by Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler (Panterra Verlag, 1997), p. 56Yale # 0019314

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