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Description

One of a pair of standing male and female figures, known as ibeji, female figure of carved wood with attached personal ornaments including glass bead necklaces and girdles, metal armlets and strings of cowries attached from the wrists, with a rich patina of handling and age: Africa, West Africa, South Western Nigeria, Yoruba people

Museum reference

A.1931.120

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

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

On display

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

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