notes 1-30-12 - Art History 1/30/12 African cultures c. 500...

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Art History 1/30/12 African cultures c. 500 BC- 1500 AD Nok region/culture were amongst the first to use iron in sub-Saharan Africa Rafin Kura Head, Nigeria, Nok c. 500 BC-200 AD, terracotta About life size, 14 inches tall Would have been part of a larger body structure Modeled first using the hands, chiseled after Eye shape is similar to how animal eyes were depicted Holes on top of head indicate feathers may have been attached Holes in nostrils, mouth, eyes probably had a practical use Could have let out some of the heat during the firing process Do not know who is depicted Necklace around neck indicates a higher social status Means that even though it was an agrarian community, social hierarchy existed Some of the earliest sculpture we know of in sub-Saharan Africa South and Southeast Asia 3000 BC civilization springs up around Indus River Valley Somewhat advanced city; citadel, city plan (wide main avenues plus narrower side
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