BURA head, Niger, age unknown
History has it that at a point in time there was an exodus of people from Yemen in the Middle East to the Nile valley. And as at A.D.600, these people had not only dispersed, a good number of them had also reached the Sudan and Sahara.
Interestingly, the ancestors of Babur Bura together with other tribes like Luguda are believed to be among those who migrated from Yemen via Sudan through the Chad Basin [Kanem of Borno region] to the present Babur Bura land in Borno and Adamawa state.
Pretty head of the BURA. Burial statue? In any case, an object radiating a fine, serene atmosphere. For its condition, look at the photos! the head is neatly mounted on a stand.
Height: 19 cm, 23 cm stand included
Weight: 832 grams
Provenance: Ex-gallery Tounkara, ex-Peter Beaujean