Terracotta Janus Head

Koma, Ghana
15th-19th Century
PROVENANCE: Noble and Jean Endicott, New York.

This large Koma terracotta is a fine example of the ceramic artistic traditions from this area. Larger Koma terracottas were either whole human figures or isolated heads. This figure is double faced; the Janus Style. Both heads are molded in high relief with the same facial features and ornamentation. The eyes are large and globular, rimmed with thick eyelids. Both the nose and ears are perforated and the mouth is open. Produced sometime between the 15th and 19th century, the terracotta patina exhibits a mix of orange, red, and yellow coloring.

Height: 7 " in.
IN 2-8-14 / Price on Request