Ibedji figure representing a dead female twin. Nigeria, late 19th-20th century.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Ibedji figure representing a dead female twin. Nigeria, late 19th-20th century.

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Carved wooden effigy or Ibedji figure made to represent a dead twin and acts as a receptacle for its spirit. Made with bead girdle, necklaces, anklets and brass armlets, wood an glass. Yoruba, Nigeria, 1871-1910.
 

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10474758
 

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