Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Twin Figure (ibeji)
Early 20th century
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Wood and glass beads
Male - H: 23; W: 7.5; D: 6.5 cm
Female - H: 23.5; W: 8; D: 7.5 cm
Anonymous gift to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B99.0874(a-b)
 
 

Publications:
Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2006

Exhibition:
Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/03/2005 - 17/01/2006, Winter-Fall 2005

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir