Head Fragment from Mali

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 13 October 2017

Scholars believe that the ancestors of the people who now live in Mali used terracotta figures in rituals. This example is made of terracotta and possibly dates from 1300-1600s CE. It represents a god to whom people prayed and made offerings. In return, worshipers expected to receive the god's support. (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto)


About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2017, October 13). Head Fragment from Mali. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7431/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James B. "Head Fragment from Mali." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 13, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7431/.

MLA Style

Wiener, James B. "Head Fragment from Mali." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 Oct 2017. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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