Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Twin Figure: Female (Ibeji)

19th–20th century
Nigeria, Ilaro region
Yoruba peoples, Egbado group
Wood, beads, camwood powder
H x W x D: 8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/4in. (20.3 x 6.4 x 5.7cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Jeffrey S. Hammer, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
Dr. Jeffrey S. Hammer, New York, until 1979

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