Kings, Crowns, and Rights of Succession: Obalufon Arts at Ife and other Yoruba Centers

Blier, Suzanne Preston
September 1985
Art Bulletin;Sep85, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p383
Academic Journal
Presents information on the Obalufon masks displayed at a Yoruba center in Nigeria. Description of the masks; Interpretations of the masks; Function of the masks in coronation ceremonies of the Ife.


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