X88.434 Ibeji with beaded gown

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Ibeji with beaded gown
Nigeria
Yoruba peoples
Wood, glass beads, cloth, plastic button, camwood powder, string
H: 27 cm, W: 12 cm, D: 8 cm (H: 10.6 in, W: 4.7 in, D: 3.1 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Bequest of Mary Stansbury Ruiz. X88.434

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The interlace may connote the idea of the unending cycle of birth-life-departure-and-possible-return.

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 250

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