IGBO-UKWU: An account of archaeological discoveries in eastern Nigeria (2 Volumes)
28cm x 22cm. 350, 24 pages, 490 black and white plates, colour frontispiece, 2 volumes. Cloth, gilt lettering, no jackets.
Charles Thurstan Shaw (1914-2013) was an English archaeologist. These 2 volumes collect his findings from the excavations of Igbo-Ukwu which revealed a sophisticated 9th century culture which crafted skilled bronze and copper objects of unique artistic style, together with highly decorated pottery and other riches.
Minor marks and discolouration to cloth with a minor scratch to the tail of the lower board of volume 2. Minor foxing and soiling. Very Good Condition.