Female twin figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Arts of Africa
Beads, wood, pigment
late 19th or early 20th century
This item is not on view
Gift of Ruth R. Gross
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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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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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