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Author Blier, Suzanne Preston.

Title Art and risk in ancient Yoruba : Ife history, power, and identity, c. 1300 / Suzanne Preston Blier
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Contents Introduction: art, risk, and creativity. Art, risk, and identity. Art making : artists, subjects, technologies and media -- Experiencing art : sight, site, and perspectives of viewing -- If looks could kill : aesthetics and political expression -- Embedding identity : marking the Ife body. Politics, representation, and regalia. A gallery of portrait heads : political art -- Animal avatars : art, identity and the natural world -- Crowning glory : the art and politics of headgear -- Battling with symbols : scepters, staffs, and seats
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Art and society -- Nigeria -- Ife.
Art, Yoruba -- History.
Art, Yoruba -- Political aspects.
Creative ability in technology -- Nigeria -- Ife.
Ife (Nigeria) -- Antiquities.
Ife (Nigeria) -- Civilization.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1107731828 (electronic bk.)
1139128876 (electronic bk.)
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