Ere ibeji cloak - 2010.45.34_1

2010.45.34_1

Ere ibeji cloak

Maker: Unidentified Yoruba artist
Medium:Fibre, cloth, glass beads, leather
Geography: Nigeria
Date: before 1971
Dimensions:
21 x 21 cm
Object number: 2010.45.34
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
DescriptionMulti-coloured twin figure cloak with predominantly yellow glass beads sewn atop and covering the entire surface of a cloth vest. The central pattern consists of a series of four elaborately-beaded triangles that meet in the centre. Such tunics were used to dress ibeji figures and display the twin's association with the god Shango.
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