Ancient Ife Art


Head of Odo Ogbe street, Ile-Ife, 12th - 15th century. Terra-cotta.


Head, Ife, 12th-15th century . Terra-cotta.


Tada, 16th -17th century, Copper. Suggested that it portrays a servant/messenger, emese/ilari of yoruba royals. His left hand gesture has been interpreted as an Ogboni/Osugbo society members symbolic greeting. The style of this figure closer in style to some Benin works.



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wow!! this is beautiful


It’s really a beautiful share, thanks for doing it. I wish i could take something like this to decorate my house. So, by far i’m doing only diamond painting kits just to rejuvenate it, but i wish i could have done more.