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Standing Female Figure (Ere Ibeji)

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Yoruba
MEDIUM Beads, wood, pigment
  • Place Made: Ekiti State
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 11 1/2in. (29.2cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 73.180.7
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Ruth R. Gross
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Yoruba. Standing Female Figure (Ere Ibeji), 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: Brooklyn Museum, 73.180.6_73.180.7_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 73.180.6_73.180.7_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    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.
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