Yoruba head

 Yoruba head


Shrine head, between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries. This is a memorial portrait head from the royal city of Ife in western Nigeria, a center of power from 1100 to 1400. Ife artists made heads in bronze and terra-cotta that were part of complete figures or, as here, freestanding. Creative Commons Public Domain 1.0.

Holding Location

Minneapolis Institute of Art

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