Title: Female Twin Figure (ere ibeji)
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 Material Information
Title: Female Twin Figure (ere ibeji)
Physical Description: Wood, pigment, beads, camwood, patina
Creator: Yoruba People
 Subjects
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- Nigeria
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Abstract: Images of twins, ere ibeji, represent deceased twins. The figure is lovingly cared for as if it were a living infant, to placate the deceased twin, and to keep it from luring its living twin into the spirit world. The figures are fed, clothed, washed, and rubbed with cosmetics. Some are adorned with beaded necklaces, anklets and waist beads. The black beads on this figure recall a woman’s waist beads which emphasize her sensuality, but they are also protection against the power of its twin in the spirit world.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083044
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Holding Location: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: 1990.14.125

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