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Figure of a Standing Male (Ere Ibeji)

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Yorùbá artist
  • Place Made: Nigeria
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/2 in. (24.5 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    CREDIT LINE Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Carved wood male twin figure with elaborate, conical shape coiffure. Protruding eyes, facial scarification markings, pierced ears. Arms at sides, feet flat on disk base. Male genitalia, navel, pointed buttocks. Condition: Fair, mellow patina. Crack down back of figure and through base.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Yorùbá artist. Figure of a Standing Male (Ere Ibeji), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 10 1/2 in. (24.5 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1459. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1459_front_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.1459_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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