Original Antique Nigerian Bronze Cast Head Of IFE Royal Head Symbol.. This is a replica of the bronze head from Ife. The original Bronze Head from Ife, or Ife Head, is one of eighteen copper alloy sculptures that were unearthed in 1938 at Ife in Nigeria, the religious and former royal centre of the Yoruba people. It is believed to represent a king. It was probably made in the thirteenth-fourteenth century AD, before any European contact had taken place with the local population.
The realism and sophisticated craftsmanship of the objects challenged Western conceptions of African art at the time. A year after its finding, the Ife Head was taken to the British Museum. This one that's for sale was also made out of bronze in Benin, Nigeria. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "kuoyad-0" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States.