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Description

Carved wooden standing male ibeji figure, one of a male female pair, with personal ornaments attached including glass bead necklaces and girdles, metal armlets and strings of cowries around the wrists, with a rich patina of handling and age associated with the commemoration of deceased twins: Africa, West Africa, South Western Nigeria, Yoruba people, late 19th to early 20th century

Museum reference

A.1931.119

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Figure

Production information

Unknown
South Western Nigeria, Nigeria, West Africa, AFRICA

Style / Culture

Yoruba

Materials

Wood, Glass, Metal, Cowrie shell

Physical description

Carved wood with personal ornaments attached

Exhibitions

  • Patterns of Life (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Heaven and Hell and other worlds of the dead (01 Jul 2000 - 01 Feb 2001)
    Royal Museum of Scotland

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 1 »
World Cultures »
Patterns Of Life

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