Koma Figure, Ghana
H: 15 cm (5,9″)
Teracotta Komaland figures like this have been dated to between approximately 500 and 1300 AD. Using computed tomography scanning techniques they may have had a medicinal function, used for liquid ritual offerings.
Provenance: From a famous old Danish collection.
Anquandah, James and Laurent van Ham (1985) Discovering the forgotten “civilization” of Komaland, Northern Ghana. Rotterdam. [Review: see Ross, Doran H. 1987].
Bargna, Ivan (1991) La civiltà del Komaland. In: Dalla terra all’arte. Terracotte africane da collezioni comasche. Como, pp. 15-16 [photos: 45-55].Request price for Koma Figure