Lot: 24

Female twin figure "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Kwara State, Ilorin / Shaki

Provenance Size Hammer price
German Private Collection H: 11.6 inch 4500 EUR

wood, paint, pigment residues, glass beads, metal, leather,

An exceptionally beautiful "ibeji" figure with a fine, matt patina, richly hung with jewelry as a sign of appreciation. The facial features are heavily rubbed by repeated feeding and washing procedures, the nail heads in the eyes are still present.


Stoll, Gert & Mareidi, Ibeji, Zwillingsfiguren der Yoruba, München 1980, p. 264, ill 150