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Seated Dignitary




c. 500 BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Seated Dignitary, Unknown
Seated Dignitary: Gallery Label - Current
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Nigerian Seated Dignitary

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Medium: Sculpture | Terracotta, fired clay
Size: 36 1/4 x 10 7/8 x 14 in. (92.1 x 27.6 x 35.6 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Nigeria, West Africa region
Culture: Nok, Africa, Nigeria, West Africa region
Style: 6th-5th century BCE
Physical Description: terracotta figure of a crouching man; elongated face; crux and fly whip at sides; banding at neck, shoulders, wrists, ankles, waist, and proper right bicep; figure has its own base
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 97.35
Artist: Unknown
Role: Artist
Added to Site: February 28, 2009