Ife uncovered

Professor John Picton and metallurgist Paul Craddock discuss the meaning and the making of the sculptures in the exhibition Kingdom of Ife sculptures from West Africa. © Trustees of the British Museum. Created by British Museum.

Little was known of the Ife civilization—that is until seventeen cast bronze heads were found by chance.

Cite this page as: The British Museum, "Ife uncovered," in Smarthistory, September 19, 2016, accessed April 16, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/ife-uncovered/.