Ife masks imitated the human face as accurately and sensitively to bring out the feeling for harmony, balance and proportion. They are ceremonial masks with a great cultural and traditional significance in Africa and are considered amongst the finest creations in the art world. Thus, the masks are important instruments that aid in the consolidation of the Africa.

Ife masks are religious symbols with an important role in the life of Africans. They are insights into African life. The Objects are significant for three things the functions of African material objects, their importance and power of Africa.


National Gallery of Zimbabwe Artwork of the Week: Ife Masks By Traditional Artist of the Nigerian people

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