Lot: 22

Female pair of twin figures "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina, Ila Orangun

Provenance Size Hammer price
Sotheby's London, 26 March 1990, Lot 109
German Private Collection
H: 10 inch & 10.2 inch 1900 EUR

wood, encrustations with camwood powder "osun", old place of repair

Dainty figurines with beautiful facial features and finely carved details. Consider the ribbon entwined at the nape of the neck to fasten the "tirah" or the fine strand around the waist. Fine old used patina.


Polo, Fausto, Enzyklopädie der Ibeji, 2008, cat. 551

ADHRC: 0107773