Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Twin Figurine

Date:
19th–20th century
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire or Burkina Faso, northern Côte d'Ivoire-southwestern Burkina Faso
Culture:
Senufo or Tussian peoples
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/8 x W. 1 5/8 x D. 1/4 in. (6 x 4.1 x 0.6 cm)
Classification:
Metal-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Bryce Holcombe Collection of African Decorative Art, Bequest of Bryce Holcombe, 1984
Accession Number:
1986.478.30
Not on view
Bryce P. Holcombe, New York, until (d.) 1984

Glaze, Anita J. "17. Senufo, Poro society female figure and 18. Senufo, Poro society professional figure." In Art of Côte d'Ivoire from the collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum, edited by Jean-Paul Barbier. Vol. vol. 2. Geneva: Musée Barbier-Mueller, 1993.

LaGamma, Alisa. Art and Oracle: African Art and Rituals of Divination. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, pp. 24–25.

Peek, Philip M. "Couples of Doubles? Representations of Twins in the Arts of Africa." African Arts vol. 41, no. 1 (Spring 2008).

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