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Female twin figure (Ère Ìbejì)

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Yorùbá artist
MEDIUM Beads, wood, pigment
  • Place Made: Ekiti State, Nigeria
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 11 1/2in. (29.2cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Ruth R. Gross
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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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