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Pair of riders Sao Kotoko Chad Brass H.: 18 cm.Small statuettes with stylised 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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