This ancient, crudely rendered Koma terracotta figure from NE Ghana dates from the 13th – 18th century. There is little known about these clay figurines that were found in earth mounds and stone circles by farmers and villagers. The mounds were later excavated in 1985 and are thought to be ancient shrines used to dispose of ritually powerful objects.

Origin:  Ghana
Time Period:  13-18th Century
Provenance:  From a California collection
Materials:  Modeled terracotta with custom base
Dimensions: 9 1/2 in. high x 3 1/2 in. wide
Condition:  Figure has been restored, broken across neck, back of head and left arm, all stable
Inventory # A3639
Price: $ 750
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