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African Art: Resources @Lourdes and Ohio/LINK/OPAL Libraries

This guide will help you locate resources on African art.

Lourdes & OhioLINK/OPAL Catalogs: Books, Videos, Electronic Resources (E-Books)

Ife Art Nigeria


Child of Obatala (creation divinity).  The sculpture probably depicts a ritual specialist indicated by the bead on his forehead and the skull pendant.  Probable image of a queen with an elaborately beaded headdress.


FIND A BOOK  in Duns Scotus Library by searching in the online catalog and noting the Dewey decimal call number. 

LIMIT TO THOSE NOT CHECKED OUT will display only books in the library, not ebooks. Check this box to narrow the search results to find items on the shelves.

BROWSE the stacks (book shelves) to serendipitously find other books.

DEWEY NUMBERS for African art include:

709        History of art

709.011   Art, African - History

709.67    Art,African - Influence

720.9      History of architecture

728.0966 African buildings

730.96     Masks, African

732.2       Art, Yoruba