Bronze Head from Ife

Bronze Head from Ife

by Edith Platte, Musa Hambolu

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Overview

Part of the British Museum's Objects in Focus series, this compact book offers a well illustrated guide to the crowned bronze head unearthed at Ife in Nigeria in 1938. It places the head in its historical and artistic context, and introduces the reader to the religious beliefs of the Yoruba and the possible meaning of the head. It also looks at the western and modern Nigerian response to the head and the naturalistic African art tradition it represents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780714125923
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publication date: 05/06/2010
Series: Objects in Focus Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)

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