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Female Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)

early to mid-20th century

Wood and pigment

9 1/4 × 3 1/8 × 2 7/8in. (23.5 × 8 × 7.303 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.494
Geography: 
Geography Otta, Guinea Coast, Awori, Nigeria
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Mr. William B. Jaffe (1904–1972), New York. John Friede (born 1938), New York, 1977–August 18, 1981; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1981–2004; bequeathed to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2004

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Frederick John Lamp, Amanda Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 284, ill.

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