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Head of a figurine, from Ifa, Nigeria, 12th-14th century (terracotta)

Head of a figurine, from Ifa, Nigeria, 12th-14th century (terracotta)


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Head of a figurine, from Ifa, Nigeria, 12th-14th century (terracotta)

XIR216439 Head of a figurine, from Ifa, Nigeria, 12th-14th century (terracotta) by African School; 15.5x11.5x12.3 cm; Musee du Quai Branly et des Arts Premiers, Paris, France

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This print showcases the exquisite "Head of a figurine" from Ifa, Nigeria, dating back to the 12th-14th century. Crafted with terracotta by an unknown African artist, this remarkable piece measures 15. 5x11. 5x12. 3 cm and is currently housed in the prestigious Musee du Quai Branly et des Arts Premiers in Paris, France. The delicate features of this female portrait are beautifully captured in this image, revealing the mastery and artistic skill of its creator. The intricately carved details on her face depict a sense of grace and elegance that transcends time. Believed to be from the ancient city-state of Ife, this sculpture represents a significant part of Nigerian history and culture. It serves as a testament to the rich artistic heritage that flourished during this period. The serene expression on her face evokes a sense of tranquility and wisdom, inviting viewers to delve into her enigmatic world. This artwork not only reflects the beauty standards prevalent at that time but also offers insights into societal values and beliefs. Through Bridgeman Images' lens, we are able to appreciate every intricate detail preserved within this historical artifact. This photograph allows us to connect with our past while celebrating the timeless beauty created by talented artists centuries ago.

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