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Yoruba artifacts and ancient Ile-ife bronzes

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Yoruba artifacts and ancient Ile-ife bronzes

Post by Eight » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:02 pm

Ile Ife, the legendary homeland of the Yoruba people of South- West Nigeria today is a vibrant urban center with institutions, including a major University, Museums, a lively market and business establishments with the 51st Ooni Of Ife. HRM Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Akande Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11 (one of the world’s oldest extant monarchies) still as its traditional Head.

This exhibition of rare Ife artifacts held in Stockholm Sweden highlights hundreds of sculptures made out of metal, stone and terracotta telling the story of the ancient African civilization of Ile Ife. It highlights Ife’s most prominent era of the 12th to the 15th century. Yoruba People are not only found in West Africa. Today, many of their decendants live in Brazil, Cuba, Haiti and the USA. Together, they are estimated to be around 40 million.

In 1910, the German Anthropologist Leo Frobenius found the copper cast head said to represent the god Olokun and erroneously attributed it to the ancient Greeks. The year 1938, however, was a turning point in the understanding of the art of Ife. While constructing a house close to the Ooni’s (Ancestral King of Ile Ife) palace. Many of the copper alloy royal portraits in this exhibition were uncovered.
This discovery confirmed Ife’s place as a World class art-center. Before this, the art was barely known and clearly misunderstood. These ancient Yoruba artifacts are on constant Travel Exhibitions around the world. They have not been seen in Nigeria in the last four decades.

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Royal heads

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Figure of a King, 14th century (copper alloy).
Discovered in 1957 by workmen leveling ground
for construction at Ita Yemoo, Ile Ife, Nigeria


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“Olokun”

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Obalufon mask

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Royal Heads, 14- early 15th century.
(Copper alloy) discovered in 1938 by workmen digging
a foundation at Wunmonije Compound, Ife, Nigeria.


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Rings of Birds Pecking at Bound Humans
14th- early 15th century (Copper Alloy)
From the Wunmonije Compound, Ile Ife, Nigeria
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Owl, 12-15th century (Terracotta)
discovered in 1961 when a fuel tank was being
set in the ground near the Ibadan Road , Ife, Nigeria.


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Ring with Crocodile Heads and Leaves
14th- early 15th century (Copper alloy)
Found in 1943 at Itajero, Ile Ife, Nigeria.




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Re: Yoruba artifacts and ancient Ile-ife bronzes

Post by Eight » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:00 pm

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Globe-shaped Pot12th- 15th century (Terracotta)
From the Osangangan Obamakin Grove,
Ile Ife Nigera.


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Owiwi - Owl 12th-15th century (Terracotta)
Discovered in 1961 amid collapsed buildings
at Olumobi Compound, Ile Ife, Nigeria.


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Male Torso
12th-13th century (Terracotta)


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Terracotta Heads
(Left) 12th-15 From the Iwinrin Grove, 1949. Ile Ife.
(R) 17th-19th century. Discovered in 1962
in eroding soil at Ogbon Oya, Ile Ife, Nigeria.


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Head with Crown (Ori Ade) 12th-15 century (Terracotta)
Found in 1958 during archaeological excavation
at Ita Yemo, Ile Ife, Nigeria.
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Re: Yoruba artifacts and ancient Ile-ife bronzes

Post by Mayowa » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:30 pm

Bawo ni awon kini wonyi se de ilu Sweden? Se win tun ji awon eleyi na ni abi bawo?
E parapo mo wa ki e si pe awon ore yin na wa parapo mo wa. Register with us and invite your friends too.

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Re: Yoruba artifacts and ancient Ile-ife bronzes

Post by troublesome » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:53 pm

[quote="Mayowa"]Bawo ni awon kini wonyi se de ilu Sweden? Se win tun ji awon eleyi na ni abi bawo?[/quote]
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Re: Yoruba artifacts and ancient Ile-ife bronzes

Post by Guest » Thu May 04, 2017 12:02 pm

Clear pictures. Which camera is this OP?

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