Catalogue  |  Selling your art  |  about shikra  |  shikra film  |  Art in Action  |   |   |  Checkout  | 
Home » Terracotta head - Falasha - Ethiopia
Galerie Afrikanische Kunst
Terracotta head - Falasha - Ethiopia
Terracotta head - Falasha - Ethiopia
Terracotta head - Falasha - Ethiopia
E-mail this to a friend
Question about this object
Terracotta head - Falasha - Ethiopia
Object
Terracotta head - Falasha - Ethiopia
Ethnic group
Falascha
Origin
Ethiopia
Provenance
Galerie Dogon, Berlin - Private collection, Germany
Material
Terracotta
Size
H: 8 cm
Description
Slight damage
Mounted on a stand

Cylindrical pottery jars with modelled and moulded human heads have been found (few complete) at Aksum since the 1950's, mostly by diplomatic amateurs but some during excavations by the British Institute in East Africa. The National Museum in Addis Abababa, have a number of similar heads.
The Falasha are a group of people in Ethiopia who hold the Jewish faith but use Ge'ez rather than Hebrew as a liturgical language. The Falashas were not formally recognized as Jews until 1975, and many of them were airlifted to Israel in 1984–85 and after

Lit.: Sotheby's African and Oceanic Art - New York - 19 November 1999. Lot 343
Christie's - Important Tribal Art and Antiquities from the Collection of A. McCarty-Cooper - New York 19 May 1992 Lot 176

Price:   400,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  18-137
Add to basket
Galerie Afrikanische Kunst
e-mail address:
Password:
forgotten password?
terms and conditions
Imprint
Contact
Home
deutsch
Francais
italiano
español
Русский
中文
日本語
العربية
Specialist African art translations