Art in Ancient Ife, Birthplace of the Yoruba

@article{Blier2012ArtIA,
  title={Art in Ancient Ife, Birthplace of the Yoruba},
  author={Suzanne Preston Blier},
  journal={African Arts},
  year={2012},
  volume={45},
  pages={70-85}
}
  • S. P. Blier
  • Published 16 October 2012
  • History
  • African Arts
Artists the world over shape knowledge and material into works of unique historical importance. The artists of ancient Ife, ancestral home to the Yoruba and mythic birthplace of gods and humans, clearly were interested in creating works that could be read. Breaking the symbolic code that lies behind the unique meanings of Ife’s ancient sculptures, however, has vexed scholars working on this material for over a century. While much remains to be learned, thanks to a better understanding of the… 
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