Bura Head

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CAK 9901-59B

Bura Head, Sierra Leone

H: 18 cm (7,1″), W: 5,5 cm (2,2″)

Little is known of the Bura civilization (ca. 3rd – 11th centuries), first discovered in 1975, excavations began in 1983. Most of the archaeological sites are in what is now Sierra Leone. Most of the objects dug up are terracotta heads and vessels.

Provenance: This Bura head is bought from a private collection in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1999.

Age: Estimated to be from about 14-16th Century.

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