This horned figure is missing it body. It has the characteristic enlarged eyes and perforated pupils and nostrils. There are traces of a hair style on the top of the figure.  This hair style is called “top knot” that is still worn in Nigeria today. Some of the aspects of the hair style that extend from the figure have been damaged or lost.
A CT scan was performed and this figure was found to be in good condition. This figure did suffer from erosion and modern materials were used to in restorations. Stains from modern glue can be seen on the forehead.
Nok Figure
Collection Number: 284.336A214
Material: Terracotta
Culture: Nok, Nigeria, West Africa
Approximate Age: 580 BC