Female twin figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Arts of Africa
Beads, wood, pigment
late 19th or early 20th century
Gift of Ruth R. Gross
Standing naked female figure with its own base, rests unevenly. Coiffure rises 3 1/2" from the forehead and comes to a crest at the top. Heads of nails form pupils of eyes and has scarification marks on either cheek. A triangular form with incisions is set on the chest, and is duplicated on the back. Wears two-strand necklace, of cylindrical orange beads. CONDITION: Check through right side of headdress. Nicks on both arms, its back and on its stomach. Nicks on triangular forms at back. Remains of blue and red paint.
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Yorùbá artist. Female twin figure (Ère Ìbejì), late 19th or early 20th century. Beads, wood, pigment, 11 1/2in. (29.2cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ruth R. Gross, 73.180.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 73.180.6_73.180.7_bw.jpg)
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