Lot of ten riders Sao Kotoko
Various measurements from H.: 5 cm. to H.: 9.5 cm.
Small statuettes with stylized lines representing one or two riders on a horse with a dignified and slender posture, the horse's head forming a scroll. Fine details: twisted reins, conical headdress, shield in relief.
It was in the region southwest of the shores of Lake Chad, home to the very ancient and powerful Sao civilization, that a group of such figurines was discovered, generally considered to be one of the last expressions of Sao culture.
Objects made specifically for colonial trade with obvious decorative interest.
Consultant : Jean-Pierre LACOSTE
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