Description
Two heads Ife
Nigeria
Bronze
H.: 14 cm. H.: 9 cm.

- Head with fine, realistic features whose face is covered with engraved parallel striations. The almond-shaped eyes are stretched out, the nose is hemmed, the mouth is thick. The headdress is decorated with a feather. The grooves around the neck are a sign of great beauty among the Yoruba.
- Head with fine, realistic features. The almond-shaped eyes are stretched, the nose is hemmed, the mouth is thick. The grooves around the neck are a sign of great beauty among the Yoruba.

These heads were hung on a wooden effigy, dressed to represent the deceased queen at a funeral and then buried in a shrine.

Objects made specifically for colonial trade with obvious decorative interest.

Consultant : Jean-Pierre LACOSTE
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Two heads Ife
Nigeria
Bronze
H.: 14 cm. H.: 9 cm.

- Head with fine, realistic features whose face is covered with engraved parallel striations. The almond-shaped eyes are stretched out, the nose is hemmed, the mouth is thick. The headdress is decorated with a feather. The grooves around the neck are a sign of great beauty among the Yoruba.
- Head with fine, realistic features. The almond-shaped eyes are stretched, the nose is hemmed, the mouth is thick. The grooves around the neck are a sign of great beauty among the Yoruba.

These heads were hung on a wooden effigy, dressed to represent the deceased queen at a funeral and then buried in a shrine.

Objects made specifically for colonial trade with obvious decorative interest.

Consultant : Jean-Pierre LACOSTE