Art Documentary

Day:
Monday
Date:
12/08/2013
Start:
16:00
End:
16:30
Event type:
Film
Location:
Lecture Theatre
Admission:
Free

Baroque Room 12, c.1930.

Free screening of a documentary about the Head of Ife, housed in the British Museum. No booking necessary.

Part of the BBC documentary series, Masterpieces of the British Museum. The Benin bronzes and an exquisite bronze head known as the Head of Ife, estimated to be eight hundred years old, caused Europeans to revise completely their cultural assumptions about Africa. It is both artistically refined and made by masters of the technology of bronze casting.

Duration: 30 minutes.