"A very good source for archaeologists and art historians interested in the African past. . . . looks at the art of Ife with regard to its aesthetics but also tries to understand the art in its anthropological perspective."
"Schildkrout discusses the fascinating history of the discovering, excavating, and collecting Ife art. Drewal delves further into Yoruba art and beliefs and then outlines a chronology of Ife art and culture. Summing up: Recommended."
"Drewal [has] valuable anthropological insights on depicitons, in both terracotta and metal, of apparel and beads, and equally non-elite faces and deformed and sick bodies, as well as presumed sacrifical victims, and on the significance of various animal sculptures."
-Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa