Remarks: Igbo people are one of the largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria, originally living in southern Nigeria. Before British colonialism, the Igbo were a politically fragmented group with diverse range in art styles, attire and religious practices. Igbo art is generally known for various types of masquerade, masks and outfits symbolizing people animals or abstract conceptions. Bronze castings found in the town of Igbo Ukwu from the 9th century, constitute the earliest sculptures discovered in Igboland. Here, the grave of a well established man of distinction and a ritual store, dating from the 9th century AD, contained both chased copper objects and elaborate castings of leaded bronze. Along with these bronzes were 165,000 glass beads said to have originated in Egypt, Venice and India. Some popular Igbo art styles include Uli designs. Igbo art is also famous for Mbari architecture.