Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Idealized head of a high-ranking figure
12th–15th century
Yoruba people, Ife-Ife kingdom, Nigeria
Terra-cotta and traces of paint
H: 15.3; W: 10; D: 8 cm
Gift of Pierre Amrouche, Paris, and Lance Entwistle and Co., London, in honor of Martin Wright, and with the help of gifts from Renee and Chaim Gross; Curtis Katz and family; the Nash Family Foundation, Inc.; the Faith-dorian and Martin Wright Family; and an anonymous donor, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B95.0145
 
 

Publications:
Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English
Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2006

Exhibition:
Highlights of the Collection: African and Oceanic Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/03/2005 - 17/01/2006, Winter-Fall 2005

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir