Ife Art History

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  • Art comes from archaeological sites found in western Nigeria.
  • Consists of objects made from terracotta, bronze, and stone.
  • Objects date 1000-500 B.P (1000 and 1500 A.D).
  • Believed to be created for the ruling elite.
  • Idealized naturalism.
  • Full length figures and busts are common.
  • Figures are sometimes heavily beaded.

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