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Bronze head from Ife with attachment holes for beard and moustache, three-quarters view, with plaque to the left; with scale of one inch


  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Collection consists chiefly of photographic prints and slides documenting early 20th century Nigeria.


  • 1930 - 1972


Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 96 Boxes

From the Collection: 4 trunks

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Related Materials

Same head as shown in Z4:48; compare X1:54


Location: Nigeria

Mounted on a stand with a plaque reading "Presented by William R. Bascom, Northwestern University, to the Oni and people of Ife"

Item categories: Sculptures; Metalwork


Repository Details

Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository

Northwestern University Libraries
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US