Ife Head


Ife Head. When the Ife heads appeared for the first time in the Western world, in the first half of the twentieth century, many experts compared them to the highest achievements of the ancient Roman and Greek art. When Leo Frobenius discovered the first example of such a head, he undermined the western existing knowledge of African art; experts couldn’t believe that Africa had ever had a civilization capable of creating products of this quality. It is now recognized that this type of statues is an indigenous African tradition, which reaches an exceptionally high level of realism and sophistication.


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Weight 5.5 kg
Dimensions 19 × 23 × 49 cm