Twin Statues

Twin statues, or “ère ìbejì,” such as those pictured, were once carved by Yoruba artists in southwestern Nigeria to serve as surrogates when one or both children in a set of twins died. This particular set was probably carved for the art market and never used in that cultural context. 

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(DMNS Catalog numbers: AN-2002-120.1A and .1B)
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