Friday, September 20, 2013

African Masterpieces in Sweden

With African Masterpieces, the Världskulturmuseerna of Göteborg contributes to the presentation of a new image of Africa’s history. Over 100 sculptures of metal, stone and terracotta from the 12th to the 15th centuries recount the history of the African kingdom of Ife, where the ancestors of the modern day Yoruba lived. The artifacts bear witness to an early cosmopolitan center of power in West Africa, where Ife was one of the most advanced societies of its time. The exhibition has previously been a great success in Spain, Great Britain and the USA. 

Images courtesy of the Världskulturmuseerna

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