Bronze Head from Ife (Objects in Focus)

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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.

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