A new model from old fragments of pottery

This fake Nok figure was created from many unrelated fragments of age-appropriate material that was held together with ground-up ancient material and binders.  CT scanning and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) revealed the deception.

Images courtesy of Mark Rasmussen www.rare-collections.com

Oxford Authentication - I Nok figure made from unrelated parts photo

African I Nok figure made from unrelated parts - Xray


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