Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Historical Ife art on display in British museum

From the 12th to the 15th centuries, Ife was a powerful, wealthy and cosmopolitan city-state in West Africa, in what is now Nigeria. The people of Ife developed a distinctive style of sculpture, which is on display in London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nigerian independence. Selah Hennessy reports on the art of this historical city-state.

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