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The Luzira Head

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The Luzira Head
  • Description

    Terracotta head, probably of a woman; hollow, with applied decoration and features.

  • Ethnic name

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17 centimetres
    • Width: 15 centimetres
    • Depth: 15 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The Luzira collection consists of a terracotta head and lower torso, about other fourteen broken terracotta pieces and more than one hundred pot sherds. It also includes objects such as an axe.

  • Bibliography

    • Phillips 1996 2.21 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G25/dc22

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    The collection was Excavated at Luzira, the site of a Buganda shrine, in around 1929 and 1930, by Wayland, who gave it to the Museum in 1931.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number



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