Extended until 4 July 2010

Kingdom of Ife

Sculptures from West Africa

This major exhibition presents exquisite examples of brass, copper, stone and terracotta sculpture from West Africa.

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'Exceptional' ☆☆☆☆☆ Guardian
'Unmissable' Daily Telegraph
'Extraordinary' ☆☆☆☆ The Times

Kingdom of Ife video

A night at the Museum
A poem written
and performed
by Inua Ellams
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Image right: Copper head. Found at Wunmonije Compound, Ife, Nigeria.
Late 14th-early 16th century. © Karin L. Wills/Museum for African
Art/National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria.



Co-organised by

Fundación Marcelino Botín Museum for African art

In collaboration with the National Commission
for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria.

Sponsored by


Additional support provided by

The A.G. Leventis Foundation