Ere ibeji hat - 2010.45.36_1

2010.45.36_1

Ere ibeji hat

Maker: Unidentified Yoruba artist
Medium:Fibre, cloth, glass beads
Geography: Nigeria
Date: before 1971
Dimensions:
5 x 13.5 x 13.5 x 27 cm
Object number: 2010.45.36
Credit Line: The Jack Lieber Collection of Yoruba Art.
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionBlue twin figure top hat headdress with multi-coloured beading that covers the entire surface of the piece. The rim is framed by rows of dark blue beads surrounding patterns of triangles that consist of either solid dark blue, green, white, or yellow beads. Such headdresses were used to dress ibeji figures and display the twin's association with the god Shango.
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