FMNH 221276.nosub[1]

  • 221278: Yoruba Twin Figures

    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Yoruba Twin Figures. Three figures from the city of Oyo, probably carved by the same group of carvers, but representing three different sets of twins. 11 inches (approximate) each.
  • 221276: Twin Figure

    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Twin Figure. wood, bluing, camwood powder. Shirt covered with cowry shells and honors the twin and indicates family wealth. Overlapping arrangement of shells may symbolize twin's dedication to a certain cult. Shirt came into the collection without any figure. 221327 and 221276
Catalog Number: 221276.nosub[1]
Description: figure sculpture
Materials: wood, bluing, camwood powder
Cultural Attribution: Yoruba
Locality: Africa, Nigeria, Oyo
Accession Number: [2951] J. Underwood (Purchase)
Accession Year: 1967
Continent: Africa
Country: Nigeria
Collector/Source: J. Underwood, Underwood, John and Leon
IRN: 1127371
GUID: 42667639-fabe-4387-8563-8c97600385cd