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Ife, Nigeria in Africa

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Ife brass head

Ife brass head. It may have been a portrait of a member of the Oni of Ife's court or of the Oni himself. It was made using the lost wax casting method and it could have been used in annual rites of purification as a personification of the ruler. Country of Origin: Nigeria Culture: Ife Period: 12th-15th C Place of Origin: Wunmonije, Ife Material/Size: Zinc brass, H=9 1/2" Credit: Werner Forman Archive/ Museum of Ife Anitquities, Nigeria

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