Head of an Animal from Mali

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
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published on 13 October 2017

This is a terracotta head of an animal--perhaps a sheep--with traces of polychrome. It was made by an artist from the inland Niger Delta Region in Mali possibly between the 1300s-1600s CE. (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 its Communications Director.

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