ere ibeji

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Twin figure

This Ibeji figure probably comes from the Ila region in northern Yorubaland (Kwara State). Typical features for figures from this area include: a carved Islamic triangle on the chest (here an additional one on the back), the cap pulled over the ears and, in male figures, a pronounced penis. The cap has been dyed with washing or laundry blue. This blue hue is still vivid especiallyon the back, where there is evidence of insect damage. Author: Michael Schönhuth, Translation: Timothy Connell

Data Provider
Städtische Museen Freiburg
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Cultural attribution
Object type
figures (representations)
Höhe: 260.0 mm
Current location
Museum Natur und Mensch
Inventory number
Related object(s)
is related to : I/2079
is related to : I/2080
is related to : I/2281
is related to : I/2429
is related to : I/2442
is related to : I/2449 a
is related to : I/2449 b
is related to : I/2450 a
is related to : I/2450 b
is related to : I/2451 a
is related to : I/2451 b
is related to : I/2455 a
is related to : I/2455 b
is related to : I/2456
is related to : I/2490
is related to : I/2750
is related to : I/2751

Provenance and sources

1900 - 1980


Nigeria (location/origin)
Africa (location/origin)
Monjau, Mieke - Collectors

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