Male Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)

19th century

African Art

Not on view


Wood, fiber, and metal


9 7/8 × 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (25.1 × 7 × 7 cm)

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Gift of Carol B. and Jerome P. Kenney

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Michael Oliver, New York, by 1981; sold to Ruth Anspach and Ernst Anspach (1913–2002), New York, December 1981 (inv. no. 0968) [see note 1]; sold to Carol Brock Kenney (born 1947) and Jerome Paul Kenney (1941–2019), New York, May 1989; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2022

Note 1: Ernst Anspach was a German economist and lawyer celebrated for his African art collection which he and his wife, Ruth, built over 30 years. In 1967 highlights from his collection were exhibited at the Museum of Primitive Art in New York. Carol and Jerome Kenney acquired a significant portion of his collection in 1989.
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men twins

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