This cylindrical figure stands at 72 centimeters high. The figure wears a pointed hat, necklace and belt. The figure’s genitals are clearly defined. The arms of the figure are small and bent at the waist and it seem to be holding his ribs.
The CT scan done on this figure reveled that the head and the body of this figure do not match. The facial features of the figure seem to have been reworked by modern hands. The appraiser stated, “this object must be viewed as a 20th century decorative object”
Nok Figure
Collection Number: 275.604.012
Material Terracotta
Culture: Sokoto, Nigeria, West Africa
Approximate age: 125 AD