Yoruba / Figure for a Deceased Twin (Ere Ibeji) / Early/mid-20th centuryYoruba
Figure for a Deceased Twin (Ere Ibeji)
Early/mid-20th century

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: African; West African; Nigerian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Africa, Nigeria//Africa, West Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Southern Ghana, Southern Nigeria, Togo (SL) Africa,West Africa,Nigeria
Creator Active Place: Africa,West Africa,Nigeria
Creator Name-CRT: Yoruba
Title: Figure for a Deceased Twin (Ere Ibeji)
Title Type: preferred
View: full view. also photographed as part of a set with 1982.1513
Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1950
Creation Date: Early/mid-20th century
Creation Place: Africa,West Africa,Nigeria
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Wood, beads, fiber, pigment, metal
Dimensions: H: 10 in. (25.4 cm); W: 3 in. (7.62 cm); D: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1982.1514
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Deborah and Jeffrey Hammer.
Rights: http://www.artic.edu/aic/rights/main.rights.html
Subject Description: Standing female figure with elaborate coiffure, with blue pigment; and two bead necklaces; attached to base with incised herringbone pattern. Broad face with almond-shaped eyes and metal studs inserted to suggest pupils; wide nose and lips; three incised lines in center of forehead; incised lines above and below eyes; three incised lines on each cheek; large oval-shaped ears with residue of red pigment. Conical headdress with incised horizontal and vertical lines. Arms at sides with hands attached at hip; bead bracelet around left wrist, with fiber bracelet on each wrist; incised lines to suggest fingers. Projecting conical-shaped breasts with three incised diagonal lines extending from proper left breast to shoulder. Very low relief navel; incised triangular pattern carved in triangular design to suggest pubic area. Short thick legs with wide, plank-like feet; low relief lines to suggest toes. One of a pair.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1982.1514
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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