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ID number:  BIRRC-D0024
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Twin figurine: 'ere ibeji'
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  Oyo, W. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Materials:  Wood and beads
Measurements:  30 cm

Female. Wood, with beads around neck and waist. Commemorative statuettes of dead twins have associations with Sango, the Yoruba thundergod. They are maintained on domestic altars, washed with special infusions, and often painted with camwood and indigo. Oyo style. Collected 1956.

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