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X97.37.1 Yemoja fan


Object Name: Yemoja fan
Artist: Valerie Mason-Igbn L’eti
Place of Origin: USA
Cultural Group: Yoruba peoples
Materials Used: Glass beads, and sequins over straw cloth
Date: 1997
Diam: 11 cm (Diam: 4.3 in)
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum Purchase. X97.37.1

Abebe Yemoja (Yemoja fan) created by Valerie Mason-Igbin L’eti as a gift for her Abebe Yemoja. The beauty, captured in shimmering beads and sparkling sequins, of the tropical underwater world populated by the fish-children of the deity, will act as Valerie’s abebe (advocate/supplication) to Yemoja.

Source: Drewal, H., Mason, J. (1998). “Beads, Body, and Soul – Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 138

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