African Sculpture Bowl


Pots are like data, they provide insights into the cultural lives of ancient African societies. Fragments of pottery found by archaeologists in ancient sites tell us that pots were being made as early as 7000 BC. This project was based on the Lyndenburg head dated around 500 AD. This sculpture is one of 7 fired earthenware heads that were found carefully buried in a pit outside of Lyndenburg, they are the earliest known cases of sculpture in southern Africa. The heads are hollow with thin strips and spheres of clay added to create facial features. It is in honour of these heads that we created ours.

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