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A group of beautifully worked beaded coats made for Ibeji figures.
Because it is believed that in multiple births the babies share a soul, if a twin should fail to survive a diviner would be consulted to prescribe appropriate sacrifices and to say whether an ibeji should be made and by whom; he may also specify that one be made of the surviving twin. These cherished little sculptures would, on occasion, also be dressed, usually in a simple cloth robe as with those in the ethnographic collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Very occasionally they would be clothed in a decorative beaded jacket such as this.
Metropolitan Museum, New York U.S
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge U.K
|Height||20.00 cm||(7.87 inches)|