Antique Yoruba Male Bronze Sculpture
Antique Yoruba Nigeria African Ife-Style Male Bronze Sculpture Bust Head. Origin: Southwestern Nigeria Circa: 20th Century AD. According to the Yoruba people, Ife was the place where the gods descended from the skies to populate the world. The children of the first god, Odudua, created their own kingdoms, and the kings of Ife are still considered semi-divine by their subjects. Bronze heads marked the apogee of Ife art, with a unique style distinguished by extraordinary refinement and exceptional beauty. 6 x 6 x 12.
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