Male Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)

late 19th–early 20th century

African Art


Wood, beads, and fiber


9 × 2 3/4 × 3 in. (22.9 × 7 × 7.6 cm)

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Gift of Carol B. and Jerome P. Kenney

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Ruth Anspach and Ernst Anspach (1913–2002), New York [see note 1]; sold to Carol Brock Kenney (born 1947) and Jerome Paul Kenney (1941–2019), New York, June 1989 ( 1131); 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 their collection were exhibited at the Museum of Primitive Art in New York. Carol and Jerome Kenney acquired a significant portion of their collection in 1989.

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