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IBEJI

 

  • Non identical twin figures, Ibeji
  • Yoruba, Nigeria
  • Wood, kauri shells, beads, fiber
  • Height: 24 cm
  • Dutch private collection

 

Twins are considered to be ritually powerful. If a twin should die an image dedicated to Ibeji, the diety of twins, is carved to serve as the earthly abode of the spirit of the deseased twin.

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