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a dakakari funeral pottery,ex christies

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a dakakari funeral pottery,ex christies
a typical dakakari funeral pottery,39cm ex christies amsterdam the dakakari from west nigeria have funeral terra cotta potteries that they put on the tumbs they used to obturate the tumbs with a terra cotta plate For high rank persons they used to put more elaborate sculptures so they could recognised the place . You can find animals ,human figures naked who are the companions of the deceased person The tumbs were taken care often ,the figures were generally the top of a jar where people would pour corn beer or mil flour . generally these terra cotta can be aged from 150 to 300years old

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