NOK, head, Nigeria

There are many different styles of Nok figures, but they all date from between 400 BC and AD 200. They were primarily made from terracottas. and at this point it is difficult to know whether the Nok styles correspond to distinct civilizations or to different regional workshops. Moreover, these stylistic variations are not exclusive to any particular area.

Further field research may help unravel the mystery of early Nigerian civilizations.




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