X88.424 Ibeji with beaded gown

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Ibeji with beaded gown
Nigeria
Yoruba peoples
Wood, glass, beads, string, cloth, camwood powder, pigment
H: 29 cm, W: 22.5 cm, D: 11.0 cm (H: 11.4 in, W: 8.8 in, D: 4.3 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Bequest of Mary Stansbury Ruiz. X88.424

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The orita meta (cosmic crossroads motif) reminds us of the passage of the child memorialized here, and the hope that its spirit will be reborn in the future.

Source: Drewal, H., Mason, J. (1998). “Beads, Body, and Soul – Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 249

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