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Male Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)

early to mid-20th century

Wood,beads,cotton string, pigment, and encrustation

10 × 3 × 3 in. (25.4 × 7.62 × 7.62 cm)
Gift of Yung Wang, M.Arch. 1961
2016.146.15
Geography: 
Country Abeokuta, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Attributed to the Akinyode family workshop, in Abeokuta, unknown dates
Most likely collected by the donor between 1973 to 1976 in Lagos, Nigeria
Gift of Yung G. Wang to Yale University Art Gallery in 2016

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.