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Figure équestre Koma-Bulsa – Ghana

Terre cuite, XIV-XV siècle (datation par test de thermoluminescence)
Sculpture naturaliste présentant certains motifs artistiques typiques des anciennes traditions culturelles Koma-Bulsa, notamment la coiffure cocave avec ornements frontaux tressés, le collier chiik en demi-lune semblable à celui que portent les Bulsa aujourd’hui, le poignard inséré dans une lanière ornementale portée à l’l’épaule gauche.

H : 33,5 cm ; L : 26 cm ; P : 13 cm
Test de thermoluminescence Interexpert 388317 du 18 mars 1988


 

Exceptional antique African Tribal Art terracotta sculpture representing a rider on his horse. It dates back from the 14th -15th century AD and its dating has been confirmed by a thermoluminescence test (Interexpert certificate 388317, 18 March 1988) – scan attached with the photos.

It belongs to the Koma-Bulsa culture located in present Ghana.

This is a naturalist sculpture with traditional Koma-Bulsa patterns as the concave shape hairstyle, the half-moon chiik necklace similar to the ones worn by Bulsa people today, the knife laced on the upper arm.
It is exceptional to find a confirmed antique African terracotta in such a well-preserved state.
(TL Test)