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Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
6567 Slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Nigerians  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Nuba  Search this
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Turkana  Search this
Pokot  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Documents
Color slides
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Lagos (Nigeria)
Date:
1961-circa 2005
Summary:
The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.
Scope and Contents note:
This 6,567 slide collection documents Houlberg's studies in Southwestern Nigeria spanning from 1961 to circa 2005. The collection primarily includes photos of people, including the Ogboni, Pokot, Yoruba, Turkana and Igbo, shrines, festivals and rituals, art objects, and artists. A particular strength of the collection are photos of Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg mostly photographed in Ilishan, Ikenne, Ilara, Shagamu, Lagos, Ijebu-Ode, and Egbe.

Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art, wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Several Yoruba art forms, including photography, scarification tattoos, and textiles (both cloth and dress), are represented in the collection. Additionally, there are numerous slides of Yoruba hairstyles, many of which she published in her article, Social Hair: Tradition and Change in Yoruba Hairstyles in Southwestern Nigeria.

Yoruba ritual specialists, such as Ife-olu Solaru, Olufunke, and Yesufu Ejigboye, appear frequently throughout the collection. Houlberg documented her many stays with these individuals over the years.

There is also one binder of manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles.
Arrangement note:
The collection is organized into 29 series according to subject. The series descriptions correspond with particular subjects used in Houlberg's teaching and lectures. All slides were kept in the order in which they were donated.

Series 1: African Hairstyles, circa 1973-1994 (Binder 1; 212 slides)

Series 2: Egungun Festival, 1961-circa 1988 (Binder 1; 362 slides)

Series 3: Gelede, circa 1969-circa 1989 (Binder 2; 301 slides)

Series 4: Ibeji Twins, circa 1969-circa 1990 (Binders 2-3; 854 slides)

Series 5: Ogboni Art Objects and Shrines, circa 1969-circa 1982 (Binder 4; 92 slides)

Series 6: Art Objects Depicting Ogun, circa 1969-circa 1983 (Binder 4; 56 slides)

Series 7: Olojufoforo Art and Festivities, circa 1968-circa 1975 (Binder 4; 21 slides)

Series 8: Yoruba People, Architecture, and Art, circa 1969-circa 1985 (Binder 4; 260 slides)

Series 9: Carving, Art Objects and Artists, and Scenes of Daily Life, circa 1973-circa 1988 (Binder 4; 201 slides)

Series 10: Yoruba Art, circa 1971-circa 1983 (Binder 5; 49 slides)

Series 11: Yoruba Textiles, circa 1973-circa 1983 (Binder 5; 84 slides)

Series 12: Yoruba, Miscellaneous, circa 1967-circa 1989 (Binder 5; 251 slides)

Series 13: African Art, Textiles People, and Dwellings, circa 1963-circa 1983 (Binder 6; 58 slides)

Series 14: Ibo Mbari and Igbo Peoples and Artwork, circa 1967-circa 1985 (Binder 6; 212 slides)

Series 15: Art and Ceremonies, circa 1967-circa 1991 (Binder 6; 493 slides)

Series 16: Body Arts, Nuba People (Sudan) and Fulani and Bororo People (Niger), circa 1973-circa 1979 (Binder 7; 64 slides)

Series 17: People, Scenic Views and Animals of Kenya, Sudan, Angola, and Ghana, circa 1972-circa 1985 (Binder 7; 168 slides)

Series 18: Peoples and Arts of Ghana, Mali, and the Ivory Coast, circa 1966-circa 1992 (Binder 7; 406 slides)

Series 19: Published Maps and Photos, circa 1968-circa 1985 (Binder 8; 70 slides)

Series 20: Nigerian Masks and Art Objects, circa 1967-circa 1978 (Binder 8; 396 slides)

Series 21: Yoruba Festivals, People, and Art in Nigeria, circa 1967-circa 1988 (Binders 8-9; 128 slides)

Series 22: Yoruba Photography and Textiles, circa 1975-circa 1983 (Binder 9; 54 slides)

Series 23: Ife-Olu, Ilishan, circa 1980-circa 1988 (Binder 9; 87 slides)

Series 24: Yoruba Festivals, People, Hairstyles, Ibeji Objects, Eshu Figures, and Oya and Orishala Priests, Priestesses, and Shrines, circa 1966-circa 1988 (Binder 9; 168 slides)

Series 25: Shango, circa 1970-circa 1983 (Binder 10, 162 slides)

Series 26: Ara Festival, 1975 (Binder 10; 174 slides)

Series 27: Ceremonies and Festivals, Portraits, Art and Ceremonial Objects, Domestic and Market Scenes, circa 1969-circa 2005 (Binders 10-11; 759 slides)

Series 28: Yoruba Art Objects, and Domestic, Work, and Festival Scenes, circa 1971-circa 1983 (Binder 11; 104 slides)

Series 29: Manuscript and Printed Materials, 1973-circa 2005 (Binder 12)
Biographical/Historical note:
Artist, anthropologist, and art historian Dr. Marilyn Hammersley Houlberg was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1939. Houlberg received an Associate of Arts degree from Wright Junior College (1959) and a BFA from the University of Chicago (1963). After graduating, she traveled to North Africa and explored Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. In 1964, Houlberg researched Haitian art, religion, and indigenous photography in Haiti and in 1965 was awarded a scholarship for graduate study from the University of Chicago. There she completed her MAT in Art History in 1967. Following graduation, Houlberg worked at the Nigerian Museum in Lagos, where she documented Yoruba sculpture, masquerades, religion, body art, and indigenous photography.

She began her teaching career at the University of Chicago as a lecturer on African art and African civilization, working there from 1971 to 1973. At the University of London, Houlberg earned a Masters in Anthropology, producing the thesis Yoruba Twin Sculpture and Ritual (1973). She also extensively photographed her travels abroad in Yorubaland. Between 1974 and 1990, Houlberg taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, Kalamazoo College, and Northwestern University. From 1974 to 2008 she continued teaching at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, lecturing on Yoruba art and ritual in West Africa and the New World, and the art and ritual of Vodou in Haiti.

Houlberg has lectured worldwide at numerous museums and symposiums since 1972, including in Lagos, Nigeria; Jacmel, Haiti; Toronto, Canada; Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; and Cologne, Germany. Her essays have been published in several issues of African Arts. Some of Houlberg's significant publications include Arts of the Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou, in Sacred Waters: Arts for Mami Wata and Other Divinities in Africa and the Diaspora (2008) and Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou: Lasiren, Queen of Mermaids, in Mami-Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and the African-Atlantic World (2008). The exhibition Mami-Wata at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (2009) featured her photographs.
Provenance:
Marilyn Houlberg, 733 West 18th St., Chicago, IL 60616, Donation, 20050320, 2005-0002
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Weavers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Shrines  Search this
Masks  Search this
Domestic scenes  Search this
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Ethnology -- Nigeria  Search this
Gelede (Yoruba rite)  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Ere ibeji  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographic prints
Photographs
Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2005-002

Female figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, indigo pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.3 x 7.9 x 6.4 cm (8 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Ketu area, Nigeria
Date:
Early-mid 20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Belinda Straight
Object number:
76-27-6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys72833415a-9dcf-44aa-aa46-c44b43a46cbd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_76-27-6

Female figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, cowrie shells, metal, glass beads, pigment, plant fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 26.3 x 8.8 x 8.2 cm (10 3/8 x 3 7/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Igbomina region, Nigeria
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Anonymous gift
Object number:
83-6-1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys743a97d10-633e-448d-93d9-7bdd3490d28f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-6-1.1

Female figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, cowrie shells, metal, glass beads, pigment, plant fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 26.2 x 8.5 x 7.8 cm (10 5/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 1/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Igbomina region, Nigeria
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Anonymous gift
Object number:
83-6-1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys76ff4c029-6045-4421-b418-a4af48e5e505
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-6-1.2

Female figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, camwood, glass beads, indigo
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 29.5 x 7.2 x 7.7 cm (11 5/8 x 2 13/16 x 3 1/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Ila-Orangun, Igbomina region, Nigeria
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7e984d992-5d6c-44db-b5ec-211961748fd8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-10

Male figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, indigo, camwood, glass beads
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 27.4 x 8 x 7.6 cm (10 13/16 x 3 1/8 x 3 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Igbomina region, Nigeria
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-8.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys73a342e76-1e2a-4855-8eba-642d40414619
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-8.1

Female figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, camwood, glass beads, indigo
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 26.3 x 6.9 x 7.1 cm (10 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 2 13/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Igbomina region, Nigeria
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-8.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys72d98a86a-b7cb-4cf8-a697-a364bcc138de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-8.2

Female figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, camwood, glass beads, indigo
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 25.4 x 6.6 x 6 cm (10 x 2 5/8 x 2 3/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Ila-Orangun, Igbomina region, Nigeria
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-9.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys78d8c0c93-6638-4c87-b60b-3787ca58944e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-9.1

Female figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, camwood, glass beads, indigo
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 25.1 x 6.6 x 6.8 cm (9 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 11/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Ila-Orangun, Igbomina region, Nigeria
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-9.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7d73c25bd-b5eb-4d6d-bfd8-ac6e53144276
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-9.2

Male figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, plant fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 29.6 x 8.6 x 8.5 cm (11 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Oke Odan, Egbado region, Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Rollings
Object number:
91-25-1
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys720f6aa29-2a6a-4e19-95d2-5994a75a6fa8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_91-25-1

Female figures

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, metal, pigment, cloth, plant fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 26.7 x 45.7 x 8.3 cm (10 1/2 x 18 x 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Oyo State, Nigeria
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
bird  Search this
Leadership  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Female use  Search this
twin  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
92-3-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Exhibition:
Pavilion: A New Look
On View:
NMAfA, Pavilion Gallery
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7d0981f72-0675-41af-a98b-193c8a77d56f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_92-3-1

Male figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, accumulated material
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 28 x 10.2 x 9.2 cm (11 x 4 x 3 5/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
Female use  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charlton E. Williams
Object number:
2002-14-17.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7fdb6b360-c41c-4959-8114-eded49c7d57a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2002-14-17.1

Male figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, accumulated material
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 26.8 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm (10 9/16 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
Female use  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charlton E. Williams
Object number:
2002-14-17.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys76a8405c0-0579-410b-b6da-ede300ad15f4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2002-14-17.2

Female figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, indigo pigment, glass beads
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 39.5 x 28.5 x 8.9cm (15 9/16 x 11 1/4 x 3 1/2in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
19th-20th century
Topic:
equestrian  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-15
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys789ea6eeb-8f91-4871-a6c7-4aafa6429c7c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-15

Female figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, glass beads, coconut shell beads, cowrie shells
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 24.5 x 8.5 x 8.3 cm (9 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-361
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7ee50cdde-18df-4501-82e0-9ebcc5acfe40
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-361

Female figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, twine, blue pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 26.5 × 9 × 7.5 cm (10 7/16 × 3 9/16 × 2 15/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift in memory of Nancy E. MacDonald
Object number:
2015-7-4.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7a70c28bd-0060-44d8-b229-fd5446c771ee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2015-7-4.1

Male figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, twine, blue pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 26.5 × 8.5 × 7.5 cm (10 7/16 × 3 3/8 × 2 15/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift in memory of Nancy E. MacDonald
Object number:
2015-7-4.2
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National Museum of African Art
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys72092c39a-b937-4cfe-8280-9f835b3c818d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2015-7-4.2

Female figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, twine
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 27.5 × 10.5 × 12 cm (10 13/16 × 4 1/8 × 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift in memory of Nancy E. MacDonald
Object number:
2015-7-5.1
Restrictions & Rights:
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National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys777e81b6d-57e2-4499-9de2-fdec751a57c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2015-7-5.1

Male figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, twine
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 27 × 10 × 11.5 cm (10 5/8 × 3 15/16 × 4 1/2 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift in memory of Nancy E. MacDonald
Object number:
2015-7-5.2
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National Museum of African Art
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2015-7-5.2

Male figure

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, blue pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 28.5 × 8 × 7.3 cm (11 1/4 × 3 1/8 × 2 7/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift in memory of Nancy E. MacDonald
Object number:
2015-7-6
Restrictions & Rights:
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National Museum of African Art
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