Ere ibeji cloak - 2010.45.33.1_1


Ere ibeji cloak

Maker: Unidentified Yoruba artist
Medium:Fibre, cloth, glass beads
Geography: NIgeria
Date: before 1971
18 x 24 cm
Object number: 2010.45.33.1
Credit Line: The Jack Lieber Collection of Yoruba Art
Not on view
DescriptionMulti-coloured beaded twin figure tunic with predominant dark blue glass beads, with elaborate beaded designs that cover the entire piece. The front features two main bands of beads with zigzag motifs of yellow, red, dark and light blue beads framed by rows of white, red, or dark blue beads. Such tunics were used to dress ibeji figures and display the twin's association with the god Shango.
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